Impressed Bowls – Handmade Bowls


Handmade, ceramic bowls inscribed with ‘if music be the food of love, Play on.’

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Impressed Bowls – Handmade Bowls

Handmade bowl inscribed with ‘if music be the food of love, Play on’. A beautiful wedding or housewarming gift!

These beautiful bowls are available in a selection of colours and unique patterns; these are pieces that complement both traditional and contemporary interiors.

The bowls are textured with wallpaper patterns are formed from flat pieces of clay which are wrapped and overlapped to create simple pieces with function and beauty. It comes in green, ruby and cobalt blue with complementary surface patterns.  The designs are contemporary and the nostalgic quality of the wallpapers nod to traditional textiles. I have used this generous bowl as a serving salad, as a fruit bowl or even for a summer punch!

Choose between four surfaces: Blue Deco, Ruby Damask, Green Seeds or Midnight Flora and five sizes.

Impressed Bowl Sizes

Large 25 x 25 x 13 cm

Medium Large 20 x 20 x 9 cm

Medium 15 x 15 x 7 cm

Medium Small 13 x 13 5.5 cm

Small 8.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 cm

My handmade ceramics are produced using vintage wallpaper moulds and hot metal type in My 250-year-old studio space in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.

“My work involves evoking meaningful memories and connection in people through what could be seen as everyday objects such as bowls and vases,”

If you would like us to post directly to your giftee, please put their delivery address at the checkout. If you would like me to include a handwritten note add this to the comments section.

Each piece is carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and a branded gift box before placing in a delivery carton to ensure its safe journey to you.

Additional information

Weight1.500 kg
Dimensions25 × 25 × 13 cm
Colour & Pattern

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Large, Medium Large, Medium, Medium Small, Small


Postage for deliveries is calculated at the checkout by weight using a system to calculate the best value for your destination. Tracked postage is free to Ireland for all orders over €80.

In certain countries further charges for customs and duties may be added at the time of delivery: this is on a country by country, individual basis and will be charged by your local Customs office. Sarah McKenna Ceramics is not responsible for any importation charges or government fees that may be applied.

All the items in this shop are in stock. I aim to dispatch goods within 4 working days and delivery should take 3-4 days. On rare occasions your ordered product may not be available, If your ordered product is not available I will contact you with an expected delivery date or a full refund will be offered.

Backorders or Custom made pieces take 3 to 6 weeks and due to the processes involved in producing ceramics. If you need an item by a certain date, please do get in touch with me to discuss time-scale as I am always happy to work to your deadlines if they are achievable.


All pieces are packed using high-quality eco bubble wrap, tissue and cardboard and most items are double boxed for safe transit. The larger pieces are packed into Sarah McKenna Ceramics branded gift boxes ready for presentation.


Payment can be made with your credit card through PayPal or by using your PayPal account or using Stripe with your credit card. Both of these payment methods are safe, secure and an easy way to buy online.


I do my utmost to ensure your product reaches you in perfect condition however in the event of a piece being broken or damaged, please notify me within 4 days, so that it may be reported to the courier. Please photograph the damage and email it to me. Work that is broken in transit will be replaced immediately, at no cost to the customer. In the event of custom-made pieces, a full refund will be given.

Refunds and Exchanges

If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase please email me within 14 days of receipt.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the original packaging, unused and in the same condition that you received it and accompanied by a receipt or proof of purchase.

Items bought on sale are not eligible for a refund.

There are certain situations where refunds are not granted: if the item is returned with obvious signs of use, Any item not in its original condition is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error or Any item that is returned more than 14 days after delivery.

The buyer is responsible for safe return of work and return delivery costs. I do not accept returns of custom made/bespoke orders.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Karen Byrne
Impressed bowls & cheeseboard

I bought these as a 20th wedding anniversary gift for a wonderful couple, they were delighted with it and will gets lots of use as cheese & hummus lovers!

Ah great, delighted it went down well!


Gorgeous bespoke pieces

Thank you Liz

Carmele McGeary
Impressed Bowls

Beautiful serving dishes to talk about.

Thank you Carmele

Mark Chataway
Really beautiful

A lovely bowl that arrived very fast, in perfect condition and in recyclable packaging. It was a much-appreciated Valentine's Day gift. I can't recommend the products or the service highly enough

Delighted it went down well Mark

Lovely Irish handicrafts

Great products and great service. I had ordered four bowls but unfortunately one was not in stock - Sarah was very kind to produce the missing one again and send it to me in no time (at Christmas time!). The products are gorgeous and the quality is outstanding. Totally recommended!

Thank you for the recommendation Riccardo!