Philosophy & Values
Slow Ceramics is a journey into the world of art and beauty through the medium of clay. Embracing the ethos of small-scale and meticulous craftsmanship, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional, handcrafted ceramic pieces that exude both historical significance and subtle intricacy. Our philosophy revolves around honoring the natural rhythm of production and time-tested techniques. We create objects that invite you to savor moments of tranquility and inspiration, and that hope to enhance your appreciation for our world's exquisite beauty.
1. Slowly handcrafted & limited edition artistry
Each of our creations is a real 'masterpiece', in the sense that it is meticulously designed and individually handcrafted over the course of several weeks (approximately 6 to 8 weeks) in our cozy studio in Bonn. This deliberate, unhurried approach to craftsmanship defines Slou Ceramics. We firmly believe that exceptional products, like brilliant ideas, require both inspiration and ample time to reach their full potential. Our commitment to honoring time and embracing the unhurried pace of handmade ceramics production is not only a source of pride but also a testament to our sustainable production practices. This dedication results in small-batch releases, featuring only a limited number of pieces per design. Explore our detailed production process here.
2. Crafting lasting treasures
At Slou Ceramics, our commitment to quality knows no bounds. Each and every piece we produce is meticulously crafted for longevity. We start with premium clay, and through a high-temperature firing process (exceeding 1250°C), we ensure that all our products be food-safe, microwave-safe and also dishwasher-proof. Whether it's a cup, plate, vase, or any other decorative masterpiece, each item is regarded as a work of art in its own right. We design and create our pieces to endure the test of time.
3. Embracing sustainability
When it comes to ceramics production, sustainability is our guiding principle. We recognize the potential environmental impact of this craft and are committed to minimizing our footprint. Our efforts extend beyond the workshop, encompassing not only the production process but also our packaging solutions.
At Slou Ceramics, we take sustainability seriously. We prioritize resource conservation by recycling clay, adequately disposing of our glaze waste and reusing water wherever possible. When it comes to packaging, we go the extra mile. Many of our orders are shipped using repurposed materials, contributing to a more eco-friendly approach. Only when no other options are available do we use brand new, sustainable, and recyclable tissue, tape, or cardboard. We encourage you to join us in this journey towards sustainability. When you receive your piece/s, consider repurposing the packaging once more, extending its lifespan and reducing waste.
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