Olive Bowl – Bone Crackle


Olive Bowl is designed with an optimal shape and volume for condiments and side dishes. It is also suited for serving small desserts or breakfast dishes.

Gidon Bing is an Auckland based sculpture and designer who works from a modest boat-shed atelier and basement studio.

  • Made in New Zealand
  • Crafted from pure white China Clay from Matauri Bay, New Zealand
  • H×W: 70 × 90𝗆𝗆

Also available in French Green, Satin White & Dusty Pink - a Made Good custom colour

Slight variations in size and shape are part of the charm of these handmade products.

Hand-washing is recommended for crackle vessels. It is not recommended to use crackle vessels to contain wet foodstuffs for long periods. Crackle glaze is susceptible to stains from vivid pigmentations. Crafted ceramic vessels are typically seep/leakproof but there are no guarantees, minor flaws can lead to pinhole cracks and fissures. Mishandling or accidental damage can also cause leaks, particularly with celadon/crackle glazes so it is advised that all vessels be placed on a moisture barrier to protect precious surfaces.

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Maker Profile

Gidon Bing

Gidon Bing is an Auckland-based sculptor working with traditional processes and materials to produce modern works of art. His practice often features deceptively simple, reductionist forms, free of superfluous ornamentation.

Bing’s practice is time-consuming and painstaking, committed to works that are modern in the truest sense of the term: timeless and invulnerable to the redundancies of contemporary fashion. There is no room – nor need – for that which is functionally or aesthetically redundant, no retention of conceptual or skeuomorphic contrivance. Instead he coaxes from honest materials, their own exquisite forms, stripped back to their essence and exactingly executed, designed and made for aesthetic and material longevity. The resulting work expresses an intimacy with materials, as well as the power and presence of reductive forms and the universality and perfection of simple, balanced, asymmetric geometry.

This approach, focusing on design simplicity and purpose is in part influenced by his exposure to the cultural and intellectual milieu of the European avant-garde via his family and architect grandfather. Many of these ideas have become the foundation for our conception of ‘modernism’. The idea of – ‘ornament as crime’ – not so much a call to negate but rather to strip away superficial ornamentation to reveal form, space and materials.

Though university-educated, much of Bing’s past and ongoing learning derive from apprentice-like environments, less rarified than the academy. Bing’s mentoring and exposure to practitioners and proponents of various modernist movements have been particularly formative. Aspects of his work are also informed by a fascination with the relationship between biological asymmetry and the artefact, influenced in part by an academic background in Archaeology/primitivism.

Bing has traveled extensively, in Central Europe and Asia to learn the arts of mould-making, carving, ceramics, carpentry and print making. His approach to learning emulates the master-pupil relationships of a past era, when skills were attained by watching the masters’ hands.

Gidon Bing’s work is sold and collected worldwide and has featured in Selfridges of London, Milan's Salone del Mobile, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and a small selection of private galleries.

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