Sophie Mische sits in her workshop in front of a potter’s wheel. On the table next to her are about 50 pieces of clay of the same size. She picks one up, puts it on the potter’s wheel and presses the pedal with her foot. As the disc rotates evenly, she uses her craftsmanship to shape the lump of clay into a bulbous shape. At the tender age of 22, the artist is already running her own company. S’ Alpgfihl is the name of her workshop, with its attendant sales and display room. There she produces tableware including ceramic mugs, cereal bowls, teapots and even lamps – all in Allgäu chic.