Clare Lattin and Tom Hill, the duo behind London restaurants Ducksoup and Rawduck, have a love for “all things made with time and patience,” including dinnerware. At their two restaurants, they set the tables with a custom line of pottery, called Vessel & Time, designed by Lattin and Hill themselves and thrown by a “friendly potter” in Dorset. The ceramics are made up of three groups of stoneware: Earth, Milk, and Tree. Earth pieces are mixed clay finished in a Japanese iron oxide glaze to reveal a gradient of reddish brown; Milk is a range of white ceramics—matte to speckled and rose-tinted; Tree pieces are glazed in celadon and fired at a different temperature than the rest.
If you’re in London, you can find the line at Ducksoup and Rawduck or online by contacting Clare at Vessel & Time.
Above L: The Milk Cup & Saucer set are £13 ($17) each and are available in different finishes. Above R: Lattin and Hill call the Small Bowl Collection “speckle quail shell type bowls.” They’re made of mixed clay with a clear or celadon glaze; £11 ($15) for the small and £18 ($24) for the medium bowls.
Above: Tree Cups and Saucers are £13 ($17) each.
Above L: The Fermentation Crock, designed for home fermenting, is £120 ($158) and measures 12 inches high by 9.5 inches in diameter. Above R: The matte white Nesting Bowls are £27 ($35) for the small, £36 ($47) for the medium, £49 ($64) for the large, or £110 ($144) as a set of three.
For more restaurant-worthy ceramics, see our posts: