Duck Ceramics is an independent pottery studio run by Alice Duck. Originally founded in a small attic room in a Bristol flat, they now make and finish each piece by hand in their Brighton studio.
The technique used is called slip casting. Commercially this process is used, along with machines to reproduce identical copies of one product, churning out hundreds of ‘perfect’ duplicates. There is something satisfying about imitating the machine – but with the ability to make every product individual. It might be a drunk mug, or a wonky vase, or the lines may not be as straight as they ‘should be’ but this is why they fell in love with handmade ceramics.
Simplicity and function are at the core of the work made. Re-imagining classic shapes and diverting them from their original purpose into a design piece. A camping mug has been transformed into a object of delicate craftsmanship, and it’s natural ‘mistakes’ have been left on show to celebrate the process.