Awesome Bowls

UCO Camp Mess Kit

UCO Camp Mess Kit
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UCO’s mess kit is lightweight, food-safe, and easy to clean. It comes with a lidded bowl with a silicone gasket, along with a 3-in-1 utensil that combines a fork, spoon, and knife. The included tether holds the spork in place when not in use. There’s also a 6-piece version with a camp cup.

La Boule Dishes

La Boule Dishes
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Villeroy & Boch’s unique porcelain dish sets form a spherical sculpture when stacked, so you’ll be happy leaving them on display rather than hiding them in a cabinet. Each 2-person set includes two flat bowls, two regular bowls, two plates, and a serving platter. We can’t help but think of the Death Star when we look at these.

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Calamityware Beast Bowls

Calamityware Beast Bowls
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At first glance, Calamityware’s blue-and-white bowls look like your antique Chinese pottery. But look more closely, and you’ll see scenes of tiny disasters and monster attacks playing out. They’re great for serving snack foods, cereal, and feeding your good boys. Available in three sizes.

Woodturning a Giant Bowl

Woodturning a Giant Bowl

There’s something so satisfying about woodturning and lathe videos, watching artists carve away at a solid block of material to reveal smooth shapes and interesting patterns. Watch as woodworker Olivier Gomis turns sticks of lumber into what he refers to as an “average size” bowl.

Double Dipper Bowls

Double Dipper Bowls
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These split-compartment bowls are perfect for separating individual portions of chips and dips, snacks and sauces, nuts and shells, and more. They’re made from BPA-free high-density polyethylene and are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Sold in sets of six colorful bowls.

Making a Bowl from Handkerchiefs

Making a Bowl from Handkerchiefs

Maker Nick Zammeti shows us how something as simple as a stack of handkerchiefs can become a work of art. Watch as he creates a small bowl from a stack of the cloths saturated with epoxy resin. As he works through the layers on a lathe, various colors and marbled patterns emerge from the pile.

Spaghetti Monster Colander

Spaghetti Monster Colander
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Designed by Lior Rokah Kor of housewares brand OTOTO, this festive yellow colander turns your fresh-cooked spaghetti into a flying spaghetti monster – like the one worshipped by Pastafarians. They also make a set of pasta monster servers which you can use in your own bowls. Made from dishwasher-safe BPA-free plastic.

IGGI Portion Control Bowl

IGGI Portion Control Bowl

An essential part of weight loss and healthy living is portion control. The wooden IGGI bowl helps you manage portion sizes in two ways: by tricking your brain into thinking there’s more food in the bowl than there is, and by dividing up items into well-balanced portions. It’s designed to make meals between 400 and 600 calories.

Woodturning Nails

Woodturning Nails

You’d think that slicing up resin blocks filled with nails on your table saw and then grinding them down on a lathe might be a bad idea for the well-being of your tools (and your body), but that didn’t stop maker R Humphrey from testing out the idea. The resulting bowl he created has some really cool textures and patterns.

pgd Blue Wave Bowl

pgd Blue Wave Bowl
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Ceramics artist Patricia Darden creates beautiful and substantial hand-thrown functional pottery in her Norfolk, Virginia studio. We really love this 11″ bowl with its two-toned speckled glaze and an undulating blue wave pattern running through its middle.

Pantone Bowls

Pantone Bowls
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Here’s a great gift for the artist or designer on your shopping list. This set of official Pantone color bowls comes in an assortment of six vibrant hues. The 4.75″ porcelain bowls are perfect for cereal, ice cream, or soups, and are dishwasher safe. MOMA members get a 20% discount through 11/11/19.

Footbowl Snack Bowl

Footbowl Snack Bowl
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Celebrate football season the right way this year, and serve up your snacks in one of Animi Causa’s playful stadium-shaped bowls. They’re made from BPA-free melamine, and measure 9.25 x 2.75 x 7.67 in. Available in US football or soccer field designs.

Volcano Chip and Dip Bowl

Volcano Chip and Dip Bowl
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You let the chips fall where they may if you build your home at the foot of an active volcano – especially when you know it can rain molten nacho cheese or spicy salsa on your head. Suck UK’s porcelain bowl serves as a reminder to evacuate at the first sign of Doritos.

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Bowling Ball into Bowling Bowl

Bowling Ball into Bowling Bowl

Woodworker Carl Jacobsen made quite the mess in his shop for this experiment, in which he decided to turn a bowling ball on his lathe, chiseling away the ball’s outer surface and inner core to produce a surprisingly pleasing bowl. Carl says the biggest issue was the smell its core made.

36 Pencil Bowl

36 Pencil Bowl
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Designed by Michiel Cornelissen, this 3D-printed structure lets you make your own custom display piece by adding 36 colored pencils of your choice. Its base is designed to hold 36 hexagonal pencils. Available in a variety of colors from Shapeways.

Turning a Bowl on a Table Saw

Turning a Bowl on a Table Saw

We recently saw how a table saw could be pushed outside of its comfort zone by using one to create wood spindles. Now, woodworker French River Springs shows us how he was able to make a turned wood bowl using a table saw, a drill, and a custom jig. The fun starts at 8:21.

Laser Cutting a Wood Bowl

Laser Cutting a Wood Bowl

BOSSlaser shows off a slick design – a decorative bowl that can be cut from a single sheet of plywood or acrylic. It comes into shape as it stretches like a giant spiral Slinky onto its stand. Gorgonaut’s original template is available on Thingiverse for download.

Making a Giant Segmented Bowl

Making a Giant Segmented Bowl

Woodworker Kyle Toth walks us through the process of crafting a massive 32″ diameter bowl by slicing, gluing, layering, and turning concentric rings of mahogany and curly maple wood. If you’ve got a cool $2100 to spend, you can buy the finished piece here.

Star Wars Snack Bowls

Star Wars Snack Bowls
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Have Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, or a wampa hold your snacks with ThinkGeek’s exclusive and officially licensed Star Wars snack bowls. They’re made of ceramic and can hold up to 3 cups each. They should’ve gone all out and made Sarlacc and Rathtar bowls as well.

Watermelon Shark Server

Watermelon Shark Server
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The perfect way to serve up melon at parties. This ceramic watermelon-slash-shark will hold onto your fruit or other snacks, and is way easier and more permanent way to do it than carving one from an actual watermelon. You Martha Stewart types can try that instead.

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Soapstone Ice Cream Bowls

Soapstone Ice Cream Bowls
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Crafted from temperature-retaining soapstone sitting in acacia wood jacket, these bowls can be pre-chilled to keep desserts from melting while the wood protects your hands from freezer burn. The stone can also be warmed for hot dishes.

Kernel-Sifting Popcorn Bowl

Kernel-Sifting Popcorn Bowl
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Ceramicist Catherine Smith’s stoneware popcorn bowl not only looks beautiful, it has a built-in strainer that lets unpopped kernels fall into a separate compartment, sparing your teeth from an unpleasant surprise while snacking.

Monkey Brain Bowl

Monkey Brain Bowl
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Replicate the stomach-churning dinner scene from Temple of Doom, and serve up some chilled monkey brains in one of these creepy, lidded bowls, complete with hair. We recommend raspberry sorbet, frozen in brain shape.

Skull Cast Iron Dish

Skull Cast Iron Dish
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According to our calculations, you won’t be using a crystal bowl to hold your treats for another 30-40 years. Until then, place your mini candy canes, keys or extra coinage into this fun handmade cast iron skull, and savor your youth.

Toilet Water Pet Bowl

Toilet Water Pet Bowl
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If your mutt’s going to insist on drinking out of the toilet bowl anyhow, why not get them their own, and ensure it has clean water in it? We’re getting one for the cat. And another for our breakfast cereal.

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