Faceted Altered Bottle in Tenmoku

Adam Ross
Faceted Altered Bottle (Tenmoku) by London-based ceramicist Adam Ross. A handmade vase referencing traditional Anglo-Japanese pottery forms. Glazed using the Tenmoku (天目) method. Perfect for displaying a single flower.

Part of a series of cleaved, altered pieces developed by Adam Ross, the Faceted Altered Bottle (Tenmoku) features a unique surface. Inspired by both Japanese and British studio ceramics, pioneered by Leach Pottery of St Ives, Cornwall, each vase explores the art of sculptural form. Each individual piece is thrown on the potter's wheel and then faceted horizontally with a sharp blade.
Material: Black and toasted stoneware clays.
cm: Width 12cm, Depth 12cm, Height 26cm
inches: Width 4.7in, Depth 4.7in, Height 10.2in
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp cloth; hand wash only.


Adam Ross typically works from a potter’s wheel, throwing thick cylindrical forms before slicing the clay and applying glaze to transform the material into something unpredictable and unique.
The Maker Adam Ross Ceramicist - London

Adam Ross is a ceramicist using pottery as a means of sculptural exploration. Driven to create pieces with their own personality, Adam has developed innovative techniques to produce his tableware and artworks, from slicing pieces with wire to unexpected glaze applications. Having trained in ceramics from an early age, Adam went on to study ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art. He currently runs his own practice, and is also studio manager at the Kiln Rooms, London – an open access pottery studio.