Buddha Bowl

Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease.
created by

Elan McPherson

$30.00

created by

Elan McPherson

read more about the maker

Become One with Your Bowl

Enjoy a moment of Zen with the handmade Buddha Bowl. Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease. Its comforting shape washed in soothing color, this dish brings a touch of tranquility to your daily routine. Who knows-maybe you'll find enlightenment in your morning latte. Created by Elan McPherson. Handmade in southern California.

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Made in California

“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
3.25" H x 6.25" diameter; 18 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Item ID
14212

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsBuddha Bowl
 
4.6

(based on 507 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (345)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (139)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (472)
  • High quality (359)
  • Dishwasher safe (277)
  • Doesn't stain (205)
  • Easy to clean (44)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Hard to clean (9)
  • Breaks/chips easily (6)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Small (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (431)
  • Formal occasions (18)
  • Soup (10)
  • Cereal (8)
  • Everyday (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (354), Stylish (227), Budget shopper (137), Frequent entertainer (47), Quality oriented (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (143), No (113)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Recommended for people with Arthritis

For people with hand and wrist pain from Arthritis this is the perfect bowl for foods that are not extremely hot. Easier than trying to hold a little nub of a handle or balance...Read complete review

For people with hand and wrist pain from Arthritis this is the perfect bowl for foods that are not extremely hot. Easier than trying to hold a little nub of a handle or balance a too wide saucer. Love my Buddha Bowls.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice But Hilariously Obscene Inside!

I bought a pair of these to replace the Udon Noodle Bowls made by the same company, which had a tiny, hard-to-grasp handle and completely useless chopstick rests that sent sticks flying. These...Read complete review

I bought a pair of these to replace the Udon Noodle Bowls made by the same company, which had a tiny, hard-to-grasp handle and completely useless chopstick rests that sent sticks flying. These bowls have the same gorgeous turquoise glaze and an appealing shape, plus an easier-to-grasp handle.

The only trouble is that the interior of the bowl where the handle is carved out has crevices that trap food, making it hard to get every last bite. Also, the shape of the crevice, well... it looks like a bottom! Which may be a bonus, if you're looking for a dinner party conversation piece, I suppose...

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4.0

I wish there were a slightly larger version

By 

from chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

I wish it were a little larger by 33%-50%

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So comfortable to hold

By 

from New York, NY

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Hold

Cons

  • Gets very hot

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

My husband loves this bowl, but he noticed that it does get very, very hot when eating hot foods. he had hoped it would handle the heat a little better. Even so, it is a great bowl, very comfortable to eat from while holding if the food isn't too hot.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Buddha Bowl

By 

from Connecticut

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

    The Buddha Bowls were given as gifts for our senior fencers. Each year we recognize the seniors on the team with a gift that they can take to college. The Buddha Bowls are perfect as they are useful and fun.

    Service and delivery comments:

    order came promptly and well packaged

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    The product is great and came in a timely fashion

    By 

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Hold
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

      I bought this product as a gift and the recipient loves it! It was everything she expected and more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great fit for the hand!

      By 

      from Vermont

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

        Great hold, strong design, has nooks and crannies, so be careful to let it soak after eating cheesy meals if you plan on hand washing.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was as expected

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        3.0

        I was disappointed with my purchase.

        By 

        from Elyria, Ohio

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Easy To Hold
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

            I ordered the Buddha bowl personalized with my daughter's name. When I received the item, my daughter's name was on the sales receipt but not on the bowl.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Love the Buddha Bowl

            By 

            from Detroit

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

              We bought a couple of these bowls for soups and oatmeal. Love the design and quality. We've been washing them in the dishwasher without issue. Will be adding a few more to the cupboard.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              Great bowl

              By 

              from Ca

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Hold
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                My husband loves the bowl! He loves his soup and this makes for a stylish and fun way to enjoy the soup.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Disappointing! Too hot to hold as designed!

                By 

                from Tampa Bay

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • Difficult To Hold

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                  I was so excited to buy this bowl but terribly disappointed my first time using it! It's simply
                  too hot to hold as designed when filled with anything hot! So what's the point??

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  This a charmingly lovely and comforting bowl. I recommend it

                  By 

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                    Personal use. It just feels good to hold.

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

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