Berry Colander

Sarah Beth Elkins' sweet berry bowl is handcrafted using some intriguing tools.
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Sarah Beth Elkins


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Sarah Beth Elkins

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Strawberry Feels Forever

Often the first fruits of summer, strawberries are fast-growing gifts from Mother Nature. But to create her strawberry-inspired berry bowl, Sarah Beth Elkins takes her time and uses some intriguing tools. Starting with stoneware clay, she hand throws each bowl on her wheel and then creates the exterior seed pattern with an interesting hack: "I love using household items to make my alterations to thrown pieces," she says. "And for the seeds of the strawberry I use an old mechanical pencil (without lead)." To create the all-important drainage holes of this handheld colander, she uses another repurposed tool—a power drill.

With the addition of hand-shaped leaves and a stem to serve as a handle, Sarah's piece is glazed and fired in juicy red and green, ready to rinse and serve your favorite berries in an adorably apt package. Handmade in Houston, home of the world's largest strawberry shortcake (in nearby Pasadena, Texas).

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


Made in Texas

Sarah Beth Elkins

created by

Sarah Beth Elkins


As a child, Sarah Beth Elkins was encouraged to explore her creativity and grow as an artist. Her father is a graphic designer by trade, but has always been a fine artist at heart. He was always trying new mediums and experimenting with new techniques, with Sarah Beth and her sisters at his heels. Sarah Beth went on to college to receive a BFA in Studio Art, where she started experimenting with clay in the campus ceramics lab. After graduating, she taught high school art for six years, but with the encouragement of her husband, left teaching and hit the ground running with her own art. She now works from her home studio and loves every minute she spends there.

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5.25" L x 5.5" W x 3.25" H (7.25" L with handle)
Dishwasher safe
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