Heart Bowl

Jim Loewer's lustrous bowl symbolizes enduring love in all its varieties.
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Jim Loewer

$98.00

Jim Loewer created by

Jim Loewer

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Heart of Glass

There are two sides to being in love. There's the thrilling, bubbling whirl of feelings that pulse in your chest, and then there's the vulnerable sensation of placing your heart in someone else's hands.

Artist Jim Loewer captures both ends of this spectrum in his colorful, glass heart bowl. The hand-blown glass churns with a passionate rush of color that circles around the outside. And Loewer uses an ancient technique called lampworking to form the rim into an open heart. In lampworking (as in love) the heart's true form is created as the raw material is warmed over a flame, becoming soft to the touch. Whether as a commemoration of a new romance or a time-tested partnership, this work of art will be a treasured memento of enduring love in all its varieties. Handmade in Philadelphia.

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

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Made in Pennsylvania

Jim Loewer

created by

Jim Loewer

location

Pennsylvania

created by

Jim Loewer

location

Pennsylvania

Glass artist Jim Loewer is inspired by Flaubert's ironic definition of art: "of all lies, art is the least untrue." But this much is true: his glass blowing is primarily self taught through a process of trial and error, and he loves the relatively instant gratification that comes with the process. A bit of a renaissance man, Jim has an undergraduate degree in painting, a teaching degree, and a law degree he obtained studying at night while making glass by day. Jim focuses on contemporary organic forms influenced by Japanese craft and the American studio glass movement.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
borosilicate glass
Measurements
Approximately 4.5" H x 6" diameter
Ingredients
Care
Hand wash
Item ID
21222

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UncommonGoodsHeart Bowl
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Unique (10)
  • Bright (6)
  • Finish (5)
  • High quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (5)
  • Display (4)
  • Living room (3)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (9), Midrange shopper (8), Practical (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's a little thin, but beautiful.

It's a display piece, quite simply. It is a remarkably beautiful piece of glass work and is generally just a great product. From here, though, a few things must be noted, and...Read complete review

It's a display piece, quite simply. It is a remarkably beautiful piece of glass work and is generally just a great product. From here, though, a few things must be noted, and they are the inherent reasons behind the four-star rating.

Essentially, it is a very, very, Very Thin glass bowl. It should not be used for anything other than decoration, and it would run the risk of being broken for other purposes. As such, it is a display piece. I think it would be wise to ship this item with a kind of stand to display the heart pattern, but that's me. Something to take into note! But Definitely worth the buy. Extremely satisfied.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smaller than I anticipated but it is pretty and light

Holds small oranges (I.e.: cuties) or tangerines or snack mix, nuts, pretzels, etc. we will see how it holds up to a six kid household over time as well as how...Read complete review

Holds small oranges (I.e.: cuties) or tangerines or snack mix, nuts, pretzels, etc. we will see how it holds up to a six kid household over time as well as how well/easy it is to clean. Wish it was twice as big.

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5.0

Happy Anniversary

By 

from Georgia

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • High Quality Material

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Display
  • Special Occasions

Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

I loved giving such a special and unusual gift.

 
5.0

This is the reason you shop here. Unique products.

By 

from The Villages, Florida

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dinner Parties
    • Display
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

    Display for dinners, and everyday showing.

     
    5.0

    This is absolutely breathtaking! I can not wait to have it!!

    By 

    from Molalla, OR

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Brilliant Finish
    • Creative & Functional
    • Good Capacity

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

        Very carefully and only at special occasions.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful gift

        By 

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display

          Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

          I purchased this for my besties birthday and she loved it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I would NEVER buy this product again

          By 

          from Incline Village, NV

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Doesn't look like a heart at all
            • Not Functional
            • Poor Construction
            • Poor quality finish
            • Unattractive Presentation

            Best Uses

            • Hidden away in a closet

            Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

            This is the worst product I have ever purchased from this website. If it had been the first one, I would never consider buying another item from you.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was fine

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Smaller than I anticipated but it is pretty and light

            By 

            from Orem, UT

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Capacity

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Display
            • Holidays
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

            Holds small oranges (I.e.: cuties) or tangerines or snack mix, nuts, pretzels, etc. we will see how it holds up to a six kid household over time as well as how well/easy it is to clean. Wish it was twice as big.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Speedy delivery, very pleased

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not what I expected....

            By 

            from Indianapolis

            About Me Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Unattractive Presentation

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

                I wanted to love this and purchased it as a Valentines Day gift but I don't like it - at all. To the point where I am not giving it. I've shown it to a few people and they had the same reaction. I'm sad because it looked beautiful in the pictures but it's.... odd.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The delivery was prompt and it was packaged well.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                She loved it!

                By 

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful Display
                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display Piece

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

                  Looks great, but the unique design can look like a defect if you don't take care in where you place it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  Much appreciated

                  By 

                  from se

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

                    A unique item well recieved by my wife who had the perfect spot where it is now displayed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as each human heart is unique, so are these fine bowls!

                    By 

                    from Coral Gables, FL

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Bright
                    • Durable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Heart Bowl:

                        I have this heart shaped bowl on display in my kitchen nook area for the month of February...not only for Valentine's Day but for Heart Month!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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