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watermelon serving bowl

by Melanie Mckenney
Handmade
Community Voted
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  • the story

Pretty in Pink

Artist Melanie Mckenney finds her inspiration in nature—not the typical flowers and trees, but in the abundant textures and colors of ordinary fruits and vegetables.



To create this perfectly pink slice of summer, she makes a slip-cast mold from an actual watermelon. She then recreates the detailed texture of its naturally formed rind in sturdy earthenware. To add even more delicious detail, she decorates each piece of functional art with vibrant, food-safe glazes.

Like its edible original, this generously sized watermelon bowl makes summer salads abound with seasonal fruits or vegetables sing! Handmade in Tonawanda, New York.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23444
Made from
earthenware, food-safe glaze
Measurements
approx. 9.5" L x 7.75" W x 3.625" H; 50 oz. capacity
Notes
Dishwasher safe. Not recommended for microwave, oven or stovetop.
  • the maker
Melanie Mckenney

Melanie Mckenney

Melanie Mckenney originally hails from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from nearby Alfred University in 2006, but continued her training through numerous workshops, including study at the Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Italy. Melanie helped to run a non-profit ceramics program in Lexington, MA, before returning to Buffalo, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Melanie finds the inspiration for her functional pottery in nature, and believes that capturing those natural forms in clay evokes a new appreciation for everyday objects. Often taken for granted, fruits and vegetables display a rich variety of shapes, colors, and textures. By casting directly from the actual fruit or vegetable, Melanie is able to capture these in detail. Her line of Vegetabowlsc has been in production since 2010, and she hopes to promote local farming, healthy eating, and an appreciation for handmade housewares.

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WATERMELON SERVING BOWL
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

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4.0

cute bowl

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from Miami, FL

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      Comments about WATERMELON SERVING BOWL:

      I thought it was so pretty ! I am giving it to my mom because she loves serving fruit. I think she will love it! Hope uncommongoods gets more in the inventory.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      2.0

      Cute but Too Small to be a Serving Bowl

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      from stamford, ct

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          Comments about WATERMELON SERVING BOWL:

          This bowl is really attractive. Bought is for my mother in law to serve her famous fruit salad. However, it's really on good for serving two people. I didn't check the dimensions as it said serving bowl in the description. I am really disappointed as I love the design.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Mother’s Day

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          4.0

          Unique housewarming gift.

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          from Bethesda, MD

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              Comments about WATERMELON SERVING BOWL:

              I gave this as a housewarming gift and it was a big hit. Great for casual dining indoors or out.

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              • Personal
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              • Yes
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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              76votes, 7 comments

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Summer may be a while away, but we think this lovely handmade serving dish is a great way to add a pop of color to your table all year round. Check out the product story to learn more about how artist Melanie Mckenney creates these delightfully detailed dishes, then let us know if this bowl has your vote.

              Linsey
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Enough bowls that look like food, already. We get that some food looks like bowls. That doesn't mean we want bowls that look like food.

              Debbie
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I've seen things like this before

              Christine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Another beautiful offering from this artist!

              Michael
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              It seems that it needs to be larger.

              Samantha
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Bowls that look like food are boring. Next!

              ML
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I'd rather use the real deal.

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