The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter

The clever colander-inspired bottom of this glazed stoneware bowl filters out unpopped popcorn kernels.
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Uncommon Collection

$75.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Perfect Pop

Keep those rogue kernels from ruining your perfect batch of popcorn with this innovative bowl designed by ceramicist Catherine Smith. Featuring a clever, colander-inspired bottom, this handsomely glazed stoneware server holds a full batch of popcorn while filtering out all the kernels that just couldn't get their act together. They become trapped in a secret compartment at the bottom for convenient disposal once you enjoy the pristine popcorn and lift out the removable filtering disk. Beyond this unique function, it’s a substantial and handsomely glazed piece that makes an inviting fruit bowl or centerpiece between movie nights. The twice-fired stoneware ensures durability to make this an essential fixture for couch time with family and friends for years to come. Made in Portland, Oregon.

The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter is a serving bowl for already popped popcorn. Bowl not intended for use in popping corn.

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Made in Oregon

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Catherine Smith grew up in rural Pennsylvania and fell in love with clay at first “touch” during a high school art class. She refined her craft while earning a B.F.A., and has been designing and creating fine stoneware pottery for more than 30 years. Her work embodies classic, elegant lines and the idea of creating beautiful, functional ware that can be used every day to enrich our lives. Catherine lives and works in Hidden Valley, Nevada with her husband, Bill and black lab, Schiatzy.

Founded in 2006 in a Portland basement, Mudshark Studios specializes in small batch, custom ceramic manufacturing. Utilizing knowledge and experience that very few in the ceramics manufacturing community have, the studio built a business that gives designers and ceramic artists the option of having their products produced in the U.S.A.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Unlike ordinary popcorn bowls, our bowl incorporates a removable sifter at the bottom that filters out unpopped kernels for a better eating experience. Fitting into the bottom of the bowl and concealing a hidden collection compartment, this feature is integrated into the bowl's design and materials (both are stoneware).

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"The studio is dedicated to the development and success of our client's ideas. We strive to manufacture the highest quality product in a timely fashion. By informing our clients of the various processes used, we can assess and implement the most effective methods to fit their production needs. Our primary goal is to meet and exceed our clients' expectations. We aspire to promote the creative process in the local community and beyond. We take pride in working with a wide variety of artists ranging from newly established designers as well as accomplished producers and designers."


fair wage

Mudshark Studios pays employees a starting wage of $10.50/hr. increasing to $11 after 90 days, which falls within 10% of Multnomah County's living wage.

- Local (Oregon State) minimum wage: $9.75
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Multnomah County: $11.42


paid time off

Mudshark provides their employees with one week of PTO.


recycling primary/secondary materials

Mudshark recycles all primary materials—unused clay—back into useable clay.


charitable giving

Mudshark Studios do not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection requirements.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Stoneware clay—a natural source material.

Resourceful Packaging

The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter is packed in a partially recycled and 100% recyclable corrugated carton, with partially recycled and 100% recyclable Kraft paper fill, all compostable.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Popcorn Bowl With Kernel Sifter: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
5.5" H x 10.75" diameter; bowl weighs 4 lbs
Care
Hand wash Microwave safe. Bowl not intended for use in popping corn.
Item ID
22312

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsThe Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter
 
4.3

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (30)
  • High quality (23)
  • Creative & functional (11)
  • High quality material (9)
  • Finish (8)

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (21)
  • Everyday (8)
  • Dinner parties (4)
  • Formal occasions (4)
  • Display (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (33), Stylish (11), Frequent entertainer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (43), No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For the Popcorn Loving Family

The bowl was much heavier than I anticipated, but that wasn't a negative in my book. It also is a nice size -- not too big, not too small. The brown color...Read complete review

The bowl was much heavier than I anticipated, but that wasn't a negative in my book. It also is a nice size -- not too big, not too small. The brown color is a very dull light brown, not the dark almost red/brown you see in the photo. The recipient really liked it -- they haven't used it yet so can't rate its usability. FYI, it's sent in an enormouse oversized box from Uncommon Goods.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing ceramic finish

Even with a scrubber, could not get grease marks out of the ceramic finish. Old oil will smell rancid in no time.

Even with a scrubber, could not get grease marks out of the ceramic finish. Old oil will smell rancid in no time.

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5.0

Smartest Purchase I've Made in Years

By 

from Portland, OR

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Finish
  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

    This bowl is used daily! My popcorn junkie eats two bags of the microwave stuff every day. The sifter at the bottom perfectly captures the old maids.

    Its a clever gift idea, as well, for those who seem to have everything. Its a really beautifully crafted bowl and could be used for salads, fruit or other dishes, if the sifter is removed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It made a very good gift! She loves it!

    By 

    from Fort Worth, Tx

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Brilliant Finish
    • Creative & Functional
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Capacity
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dinner Parties
      • Everyday
      • Holidays

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

      I bought this for my boyfriend's mother for Christmas along with the popcorn coal here on Uncommon. She absolutely adores it. She says it's beautiful and awesome!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A bit heavy but we love it

      By 

      from McMinnville, OR

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

      We are enjoying perfect popcorn in style without having to dodge the "old maids."

       
      5.0

      Beautiful bowl!

      By 

      from Christiansburg, VA

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brilliant Finish
      • Creative & Functional
      • Easy To Clean
      • Good Capacity
      • High Quality Material

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Events
        • Dinner Parties
        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

        This bowl is not only fun and functional, but a beautiful piece to have sitting out when not in use. It is incredibly well made (though a little heavy) and my husband thought it was the coolest thing ever to have a place for the popcorn kernels to go so that he didn't eat them!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        I would buy this again

        By 

        from Arroyo Grande

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant Finish
        • Creative & Functional
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

          My wife loves to have popcorn. This bowl was a great practical gift, that also looks beautiful.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          This bowl is gorgeous!

          By 

          from knoxville

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Capacity
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

          • a little on the heavy side

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

          we use it for exactly what it was made for, popcorn! We are big popcorn eaters in our house, so I bought two. They are lovely and practical.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          A fabulous gift for a real popcorn lover!

          By 

          from Edmond, OK

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Display

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

            She loves the look and the practicality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Buyer Beware

            By 

            from Sherman Oaks, CA

            About Me Frequent Entertainer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

                Unfortunately, this bowl arrived shattered. Because it comes in it's own substantial box, I left it in it's box to wrap it. Meaning, my hubby opened a broken bowl for christmas. reading other reviews, seems im not the only one with the issue of the bowl arriving broken. Now I'll be looking for another option to replace this gift.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Packing needs to be rethought and improved significantly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fun, unique, beautiful gift!

                By 

                from Chicago

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • Functional work of art!
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Special Occasions

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

                  Absolutely love this product! Got it for my husband who is a HUGE popcorn lover! It's a unique, beautiful piece but with a completely functional everyday purpose! And he loves that he now has a designated 'Hubby popcorn bowl'!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By 

                  from allendale, mi

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods The Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter:

                      Husband loves popcorn - perfect gift!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was right on time!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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