duckceramics

something kind

Brighton, England · 45 Sales

duckceramics

something kind

Brighton, England 45 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Announcement   Duck Ceramics is an independent pottery studio run by me, Alice Duck. Originally founded in a small attic room in my Bristol flat, I now make and finish each piece by hand in my Brighton studio.

The technique I use is called slip casting. Commercially this process is used, along with machines to reproduce identical copies of one product, churning out hundreads 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 I fell in love with handmade ceramics.

Simplicity and function are at the core of the work I make. I like to re-imagine classic shapes and divert 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, just as I believe they should be.

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Last updated on 30 Aug, 2016

Duck Ceramics is an independent pottery studio run by me, Alice Duck. Originally founded in a small attic room in my Bristol flat, I now make and finish each piece by hand in my Brighton studio.

The technique I use is called slip casting. Commercially this process is used, along with machines to reproduce identical copies of one product, churning out hundreads 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 I fell in love with handmade ceramics.

Simplicity and function are at the core of the work I make. I like to re-imagine classic shapes and divert 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, just as I believe they should be.

Alice Duck

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About

all of life's imperfections are solved inside this cup

My creative life started at the University of the West of England where I studied Fine Art, specializing mainly in photography and film.

Since completing this degree I discovered the world of ceramics, where a hands-on approach to craftsmanship has given me a whole new relationship with the work I make.

I am predominantly self-taught, which I find gives my work a unique, one-of-a-kind character. Throughout my creative career I have always found inspiration from fashion, functionality and other people. My work is designed to make the customer feel warm fuzzy, whether it's because they are giving the piece as a present or because they have had one of those days and are snuggling down with a hot chocolate from their favourite duck ceramics cup.

Antique crockery also plays a key part in the ascetics’ of my work, with the floral decals and design being based on those cups your grandma still keeps on her dresser. Having a quirky modern twist with the wrap around technique and wonky shape keeps any onlooker on their toes!

Working with stoneware and porcelain, I use a variety of methods to bring texture, colour and depth to my work. I imprint the clay with fabric, apply slips and glazes then finish it all off with some decals and lustre.

I'm always really keen to work with customers on personalised items and specifics that they would like. Please feel free to get in touch if you fancy having a chat about anything in particular.

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Last updated on 28 May, 2014
Welcome to Duck ceramics! Handmade, quirky ceramics made by myself from my studio in East London

I believe handmade objects should look handmade and embrace their unique qualities. I love simple decoration, organic shapes that show each item was made individually and tableware with a difference. I am self taught which i feel adds a particular charm to my work. As I've never learned what the rules are I'm not afraid to break them

Please feel free to send me a message with any questions you might have. I love doing one off commission pieces for customers whether thats a name, date or anything else you might have in mind.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If your order is damaged in shipping please let me know within 3 days and I will replace the order for you as soon as possible or refund your money. I will need a photo of the broken item for insurance purposes.

I spend a lot of time trying to accurately describe and depict all of my items. Please remember that there are variations in monitor displays and that these are all handmade items and vary slightly from one piece to the next. If you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me so we can work together towards a happy experience.

If you would like to return an item, the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs. I will refund you for the cost of the item (not shipping) upon receipt of the returned item(s). If you would like to exchange an item you can return yours and order the piece you would like online.
Payment
Prompt payment is so appreciated. Please submit your payment within 2 days of placing your order, or unfortunately it will be canceled. For some of my products that are made to order I ask that customers allow 3 to 4 weeks for your final product to be shipped, Because each piece is a one-of-a-kind unique piece of art, I cannot guarantee that it will be exactly the same as the photograph. Message me along with the order if you need the item by a certain date and I will make every effort to accommodate your request.
Shipping
I know you can’t wait to receive your item, and it will ship upon completion from my studio.

Shipping ceramics is expensive! I am a very small business and unfortunately don't qualify for a discount on shipping. I use recycled materials for shipping as one way of trying to cut down on shipping costs. Like some other shops, I don't make any profit on shipping, the price listed is either the actual cost or even slightly discounted. In case of a significant charge overage I will send a refund.

International customers - Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchase.

As you can imagine, I am unable to change your order once it is shipped. Also, because the mail and/or shipping services can sometimes be unreliable, I cannot guarantee delivery times or dates.

If you live in or around London (or here for a visit) you’re more than welcome to stop by my studio and pick your item up when it’s ready. I will let you know when it’s finished and we can coordinate a time for pick-up.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale orders and custom pieces please feel free to contact me so we can talk through what it is you would like, prices and the time it will take to complete the order.