Buddha Belly Plate

For party mingling or dinner on the couch, these handmade plates can be cradled in the palm of your hand.
created by

Elan McPherson

$28.00

created by

Elan McPherson

read more about the maker

Eating Enlightenment

Perfect for mingling at parties or for dinners on the couch, these ergonomic plates can be cradled in your palm and feature a mini handle for your thumb. Created by Elan McPherson. Handmade in Washington State.

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Made in Washington

“I painted rocks and would sell them on the most rural road you can imagine. My parents would pay the neighbors to come buy from me. You name it I would dream it.”

Some passions manifest themselves early on. Such was the case for Elan McPherson, who from childhood could be found experimenting with both pottery and entrepreneurship. “I painted rocks and made rock men and would then sell them on the most rural road you can imagine,” she recalls.

Though her career initially led her to work on restaurant interiors and then a line of furniture, it wasn’t long before Elan veered back into ceramics, hand-glazing and embellishing a line of North American-made kitchen accessories. As colorful as they are clever, her designs (noodle bowls with built-in chopstick pockets, plates equipped with handy thumb handles) frequently prompt the reaction she most likes to hear: “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
11" diameter
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
19071

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UncommonGoodsBuddha Belly Plate
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Easy to clean (12)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Creative & functional (11)
  • Dishwasher safe (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (15)
  • Daily use (7)
  • Dinner parties (7)
  • Special occasions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (16), Budget shopper (6), Stylish (6), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

How Unique!

My older daughter loves sushi, and, since she's single, she eats a lot of it in front of the tv. These plates are practical and sturdy, and the unique thumb holder gives...Read complete review

My older daughter loves sushi, and, since she's single, she eats a lot of it in front of the tv. These plates are practical and sturdy, and the unique thumb holder gives some added stability when you're carrying them from the kitchen to the living room.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Idea, But...

Great conceptual idea, but it's heavy and doesn't feel comfortable holding it to eat as an individual dinner plate. I use it now as a serving plate.

Great conceptual idea, but it's heavy and doesn't feel comfortable holding it to eat as an individual dinner plate. I use it now as a serving plate.

Reviewed by 28 customers

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4.0

Brings TV dinners to a whole new level!

By 

from Nashville TN

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy To Hold
  • Quality Construction

Cons

  • A little heavy

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

The handle is great, makes the plate so easy to hold in one hand. Great for a recent outdoor party, makes it easy to walk around with a plate. Also great for those times when you just want to sit on the couch and watch TV. It's a little pricey, but the quality and construction are spot-on, so you cannot miss. Safe for the dishwasher, but I prefer to wash by hand, as others in my house don't know how to load a dishwasher properly and I'd be very sad to lose this new find!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only One Major Disappointment

By 

from NYC

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Easy To Hold
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Everyday
    • Large Events

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

    The single disappointment a buyer might experience with this chic, functional, unpretentious, thoroughly unique plate is that once one opens the box and sees the genius of the product, one immediately wants to kick one's self for not having the foresight to double or possibly triple one's original order.

    Perhaps slightly smaller than dinner-plate size, there is absolutely nothing like this anywhere else. Again, the sheer genius of the design is immediately obvious. Highest quality, gloriously fast service, and an incredible value.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Plates

    By 

    from Fresno

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy To Hold
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

      So easy to hold. One giving as gift to cousin with very bad arthritis in both hands. Great size & not heavy to hold.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Received plates exactly on date promised and packed very well. Also each is in individual box.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for Entertaining-many uses!!

      By 

      from New York City

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

      This platter can be used for so many different appetizers. Comfortable design for passing along to guests.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great idea. Really like it

      By 

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brilliant Finish
      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Limited Capacity

      Best Uses

      • Appetizer
      • Everyday
      • Smaller Amount Of Food

      Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

      Easy to clean and very unique. It's a great size for smaller dishes, or apps. Not ideal for larger amounts of food,

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Happily received as a gift

      By 

      from BOSTON AREA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

        MY SON-IN-LAW LOVED THE IDEA OF THIS FOR EATING IN FRONT OF THE TV. HE WOULD HAVE LOVED THE OPTION OF ONE WITH DIVIDED SECTIONS! (I'M NOT KIDDING - TO EACH HIS OWN!!!)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it ...just what I wanted

        By 

        from Daly City, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

          Would love a smaller one

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GENIUS!!!

          By 

          from Houston, Tx

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

            I'm loving my buddha plate!!! Great functionality. The thumbhole makes it easier to hold the plate with less risk of dropping it.

            Service and delivery comments:

            My package was deliverd promptly & in perfect condition!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            TV Watcher Plate

            By 

            from Kirkland, IL

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

              I waited a long time for these plates. I wasn't sure I wanted to spend that much money on 2 plates, but I just love the look and the practicality of them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great party item and more

              By 

              from pittsfield, MA

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Capacity

              Cons

              • A little pricey

              Best Uses

              • Dinner Parties
              • Everyday
              • Holidays
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Belly Plate:

              I found it fun and easy to use

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