Olive Server & Pit Bowl

Designed to solve the olive's perennial problem: Where to put the pits?
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$40.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Seek & Hide

Designed to solve the olive's perennial problem: Where to put the pits? Fill the ceramic server with your favorite olives—pimento, kalamata, the delicious little wrinkly ones—and hide unsightly pits in the removable compartment, which hooks onto the bowl. Gone is the separate, all-too-familiar "pit bowl", and in its place is a modern design that's easy to clean and sure to make other snack servers green (and black) with envy. Designed by Thomas Both. Handmade in Mexico.

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Made in Mexico

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

After working for a few years as a mechanical engineer out of college, Thomas felt the need to feed his right brain, and so he enrolled in design school at Stanford University and went on to teach at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. When creating his ceramic pieces, no functional detail is left untested. “I work much more as a designer now than an engineer,” he says, “but both play a part.” Gorky Gonzalez was born in the city of Morelia, Michoacan. His main interest has always been rescuing the traditional majolica, a lost craft of the Guanajuato region. In the process, Gorky met Hisato Murayama, a profound connoisseur of pottery technique who encouraged him to continue his studies in Japan. There, he not only learned diverse pottery techniques like Shigaraki and bizen-Yaki, but also met his wife, Toshiko. In December 1992, Gorky was awarded the National Award of Arts and Tradicional ¨for his exceptional contribution to Mexican Folk Art."

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Olive Server & Pit Bowl qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Designed to solve the olive’s perennial problem: Where to put the pits? Fill the ceramic server with your favorite olives—pimento, kalamata, the delicious little wrinkly ones—and hide unsightly pits in the removable compartment, which hooks onto the bowl. Gone is the separate, all-too-familiar “pit bowl”, and in its place is a modern design that’s easy to clean and sure to make other snack servers green (and black) with envy.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.


fair wage

Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.


paid time off

All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).


recycling primary/secondary materials

Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.


charitable giving

Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Ceramic, a natural source material

Resourceful Packaging

Corrugated boxes are made from recycled materials and recyclable. Recyclable bubble wrap is used to protect the pieces.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Olive Server & Pit Bowl: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
3" H x 6" dia
Care
Top rack dishwasher safe.
Item ID
45106

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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