Ya know, for my first attempt at the wheel in 7-8 years and my first yarn bowl, it's not bad at all. I really like it. It's very thick& heavy, but that's actually a positive feature because I can tug on the yarn a little without worrying that I'm going to knock the bowl to the ground.
I'm knitting on my couch (the project in the photo, actually) and the yarn bowl sits perfectly on the end table to my left. I'm pulling yarn from the outside of my yarn cake and it rotates freely within the bowl, without rolling away all over the floor.
I totally have to make more of these!