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 501 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (342)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (468)
  • High quality (359)
  • Dishwasher safe (274)
  • 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)
  • Formal events (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (354), Stylish (227), Budget shopper (137), Frequent entertainer (47), Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (141), No (112)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (31), Other (20), Birthday (13)

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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

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    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
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      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

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        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
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Great Size

          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 Bowl:

            So easy to hold. One giving as gift to cousin with very bad arthritis in both hands. Good size for soup and snacks. Nice to have a handle.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Each is packed in a box as well as well packed for shipping. Received on date promised and very fast service.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            the perfect bowl

            By 

            from billings, mt

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

            This was a gift for my son. He loves it. He especially loves the color. And, it is made in the USA. Thank you.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt service. Arrived in tact.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Great bowls

            By 

            from Brentwood Ca

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

            Love these bowls. Use all the time. Even ordered another 4

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • I Am A:
            • Single Female

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            5.0

            Best Buddha Bowls

            By 

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                Finally, a bowl that's practical and useful without actually sitting down at the dinner table. Great for cereal, soups, stews, etc. Safe and secure when held in your hand. I'm very pleased with this product and the colors are great. Highly recommend. Will be buying more as gifts.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • I Am A:
                • Single Female
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                5.0

                Good Bowl

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                By 

                from Corona, CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ergonomic

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                  I bought this bowl for a son who has arthritis in his hands. He was excited with the design because it mostly spreads the weight out in his whole hand, but when the bowl is full, it stresses the first joint where it joins his hand. Nothing will ever be perfect for him, but it helps. I liked it well enough that I bought a second bowl and will add bowls to a set. They are expensive to invest so much into at once. Everyone who looks at it notices the design inside. They all say "it looks like a butt." Just thought you should know.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • I Am A:
                  • Single Female

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful!

                  By 

                  from Parkton, Maryland

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Comfortable
                  • Ergonomic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Buddha Bowl:

                      We usually take breakfast outside year-round with our dogs, walking around the yard and throwing the Flippy Flopper. We used to use large coffee cups for our eggs or gruel, which was difficult with gloves or mittens on. The Buddha Bowl looked to be a perfect next step in breakfast evolution. So far they have been perfect. Maybe we'll use them for soup also, or anything else we want carry around with us. They fit well in our hands.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • I Am A:
                      • Family Older Kids
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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