In 2022 Poet Laureate Simon Armitage gave permission for his poem ‘Resistance’ to be reproduced on our large jug to raise funds for the British Red Cross in Ukraine.

It was decorated with illustrations by Clive Hicks-Jenkins and the text was set by Deborah Hopson-Wolpe in type designed by her father, Berthold Wolpe. Bookbinder Christopher Shaw made a presentation box for it, and it was sold at the Institute of Digital Archaeology’s annual charity auction at the Freud Museum in London following display in the British Library’s Treasures Gallery.