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This intricate bowl is based on the lovely design of a type of tiny algae called diatoms. These phytoplankton come in all sorts of incredible shapes, with silicate cell walls (called frustules) that show nearly ornate patterns of pores under a high-powered microscope.

The first edition of this bowl is currently on display at the Phylogenetic Museum at the University of Jena, Germany as part of a Diatom-focused exhibition.

To make this bowl, the pattern of one form of diatom was hand drawn, then laser cut from white acrylic. The shape is then heat formed into a bowl with a depth of approximately 2" and measuring around 7.5" diagonally. Attractive and modern enough to stand on its own, it is also sized perfectly to hold things like business cards, keys, or candy.

Want another color? Just let me know your preference and I'll set it up- this can be made in any of the 3mm acrylics that Ponoko carries!

This will be cut when you order and shipped to me for forming, so please allow 2-4 weeks minimum. Thanks!

Material options and prices (All prices are in US$ and exclude shipping costs):

This item is available in the following options:


Made from 3mm white acrylic.

$39.00 Buy this option


Made from 3mm black acrylic.

$39.00 Buy this option


Made from 3mm green acrylic.

$39.00 Buy this option

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Reviews of Diatom Decorative Bowl

George says:

Nice shape, good stuff!

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Additional info: Listed on May 05, 2009 Viewed 11115 times Report this item to Ponoko

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