At last I got to do some work with the slip trailer. It did take a bit of getting used to, because it is so different from the slip trailers I’ve previously used. Very quickly I found a way to hold it, which was incredibly comfortable. I can now honestly say it is better than anything I have used before. There are so many pluses, and I particularly like how easily the ‘tips’ can be changed, and how the bulb can be sealed without fear of pigment drying out. A fabulous product all round, which I heartily recommend. Forgot to mention that cleaning the tips is an absolute pleasure.

John Shirley, South Africa

Instagram: @john.shirley.ceramics

This sliptrailer is great for a couple of key reasons, firstly it's so soft and easy to squeeze, which makes it really comfortable to use. If you can find a tool that's pain free after prolonged use, it's really worth investing in.

Secondly, it doesn't suck air back in, like the more usual firm bulb shaped trailers. So I get good control, without losing any of the energy in my drawings, combined with less spluttering and gentle fluidity. It really suits my illustrative decoration.

I can't use anything else for my sliptrailing anymore, this is the one for me!!  

Jessica Turell ,

Lynmouth Pottery, UK

Instagram: @jessicaturrell_ceramics

Info: Lynmouth Pottery

Once I was used to using the slip trailer it became a delight to operate. You can get a high degree of accuracy with it, as you can hold it like a pen and it solves my gripes with previous slip trailers I have bought, in that it doesn’t splodge and doesn’t cause your hands to ache. In short it is the best slip trailer I have used and I suspect the best slip trailer that you can purchase today.I found once the trailer was filled and all the air expelled, air was never sucked back into the trailer, which meant absolutely no splodging of slip and not having to prime the trailer by squeezing out any air before going onto the pot.   

Lee Cartledge, Bentham Pottery, UK

Instagram: @benthampottery

Just a quick note to say I love your slip trailer. It is such a design improvement on everything I have used before. I am presenting and demonstrating at the Australian Ceramics Triennale in a couple of weeks time in Alice Springs. I will be using your trailer and will make sure I pass on your details.

Dawn Beasley, Australia

Instagram: @dawnbeasleyceramics

I absolutely love my new slip trailer, a replacement to my old bulb one which often splodged and was bulky with only one thickness of line. These ones, with a variety of tips and easy to fill syringe are a complete game changer. There is so much more control and less splodge accidents as air doesn't get trapped in the soft rubber pouch.

Lucinda Lovesey, UK

Instagram: @lucindalovesey

My slip trailer is very comfortable to hold, and therefore feels freely dexterous to slip trail with. I encourage the students in my classes to use it, when slip decorating, or creating mono prints, here in my studio practice. They love it too! I am more that happy to recommend it to others. 

Jane Mcculla, New Zealand


Instagram: @janemcculla

No more splodging and cursing! Mark’s trailers have made decorating a creative joy. The design makes them easy to hold, giving greater control and and regulating the flow for more intricate designs. You can swap the nozzles easily and the syringe and pins make cleaning simple. Well worth the investment. 

Annabel Hatton

Thatch Cottage Pottery, Devon

Instagram: @hattonannabel 

My sister June purchased a slip trailer for me last year, as I am a hobby potter and had recently started decorating my pots.

The usual slip trailers are a little hit and miss on accuracy and flow of slip, unlike yours which is consistent and delivers a steady flow at a good rate. I have had my thumb joints removed, due to arthritis, so holding a hard rubber trailer steady is not that easy, so the softness and pliability of yours is far better for me.

I have not used all the nozzles yet, but thus far have been very impressed with it.

I am intending doing more pots with decorations over the coming months and am sure the trailer will be a great tool and accurate too.

A Hobby Potter, UK

I absolutely love the bladder design. It makes blowouts far less likely and is far friendlier to the hand (especially this female's hand).

it's a far superior product to both the red ball and the Xiem trailer I've used in the past, and the variety of tip selections is impressive.

Nina Weissman

Mark's slip trailer is fantastic, and works exactly how I want it to! It’s amazing for getting really perfect slip trailing and no spitting either, which I love. The kit comes with a little syringe which makes refilling really simple too. I always recommend this tool to potter friends...

Erica Taylor Low Ceramics. UK

I’ve been wanting to get one of these for quite a while now, and it’s been an absolute game changer as far as my work is concerned. It’s very easy to use, I did a couple of trial runs, and very quickly got the hang of it. I use it just about every day, and I’m still thinking of all the future creative possibilities it would allow. Absolutely love it.

Paul Taylor Ceramics, UK

Instagram: @paultaylorceramics

I’ve been using the Mark Dally slip trailer for a couple of months now and wouldn’t ever use anything else. With the range of nib sizes it makes trailing so easy and accurate. It’s very well designed and comes with everything that you need to keep the nibs & bag clean  (so simple and satisfying!)

Sarah Heywood Ceramics, UK

Instagram: @sarah.heywood.ceramics

Your slip trailers are brilliant, no air, no bubbles = smooth trailing.

Don Kopyscinski,

Bear Hills Pottery, USA

Mark's slip trailers absolutely rock!, Simple the best investment I’ve made.

Candace Cann Kvinsland, USA

I got the slip trailer this morning and I couldn’t stop using it. I decorate on bisque and I found the grip is easy and quickly adapted to it. I like the way I’m able to use it in any position, thanks to the vacuum. The air is not sucked back in like other trailers. I’m very happy with my purchase. Today is a good day, I got the thinner needles for the Mark Dally Slip Trailer and I’m thrilled. The line is fine, just as I like it.

Domininique Chaulic, France


I am absolutely in love with these slip trailers, they have made my life so much easier. It folds so nicely and comfortably in my hand which gives me the easy and free movement to decorate. The large nozzle is great for embossing.  

Ilze Maartens, South Africa

Instagram: @ilzeceramics

I am delighted with Mark Dally's slip trailer, particularly the number of different thicknesses available in the tips. Several of the people on my pottery courses, have worked successfully with the slip trailer, creating confident textured and decorative ceramic pieces. They found it very easy to use.

Gillian Smith

Arts studio Amsterdam

Using Mark’s slip trailer has transformed the way I work. The range of nozzle sizes makes it so much easier to work precisely and I don’t get the hand fatigue that I used to with the traditional bulb type of trailer. No fatigue means no more shaky-hand, and the smooth and predictable flow means no unexpected spurts or sudden dry runs.I have two now for ease of colour changes, and can’t imagine life without them now.

Louise Atkinson, UK

Instagram: @louiseatkinsonpottery

I was looking for a slip trailer that would help me to emulate something of the antique Moorcroft pottery. I needed a trailer that could supply a consistent fine line and avoid the problems associated with air inside the bulb. The Mark Dally Slip Trailer provides this and more, with its selection of nib sizes, I've found it a very good tool. Highly recommended.

Simon Olley, UK

Instagram: @olleypottery

Thanks for sending your marvellous slip kit last week. I have had a chance to try it with my glaze trailing idea and have actually got somewhere with it, so I am really pleased with how the slip trailer bag works so sensitively. 

Mia Sarosi, UK

Instagram: @miasarosiceramics

I have been using your slip trailer this weekend, it is fantastic, love it! So many obvious details like the syringe to clean the tips. It’s a brilliant slip trailer -tube liner, possibly the best I have used. Fits perfectly into the palm of your hand with varying nozzles .... win win! Cannot thank you enough, will be passing the word around, making sure everyone knows.

Lise B Moorcroft, UK

I just used it on Saturday for the first time and I’m excited!!! And I think your slip trailer is the best!!! It fits very well in the hand and is easy to handle. I will recommend your slip trailer to my friends !

Sabina Betz, Switzerland

Just wanted to say how impressed I am with your slip trailer. My slip is a little runny and it has only been pushed through an 80 mesh, but this is my first attempt at using it. Wow! Impressive, Thanks.

J. Bunting, UK

Having lost my previous supplier of slip trailing equipment  I was very happy and relieved  to find Mark Dally’s very professional slip trailing kit appear on the market. The trailer is very well adapted to tube lining and is in fact an improvement on what I have been using for more than thirty years! Comfortable in the hand and easy to use it is the only viable slip trailer for anyone who wants to practise tube lining.

Jonathan Cox, UK

I love it because it fits my size hands and gives lovely accurate slip trailing. It’s easy to put together and easy to clean. It’s a great product and a long awaited update of a Potters staple tool.   

Elaine Wells, UK