At Tidy Print we love sourcing products from small independent designers. Like Duck Ceramics, an independent pottery studio run by Alice Duck. Originally founded in a small attic room in her Bristol flat, she now makes and finishes each piece by hand in her Brighton studio.
The technique Alice uses 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 Alice fell in love with handmade ceramics.