Faceted Bottle in Tenmoku I

Faceted Bottle in Tenmoku I by London-based ceramicist Adam Ross. Part of a series of cleaved, altered pieces specially developed by Adam, this hand-made vase is inspired by both Japanese and British studio ceramics, pioneered by Leach Pottery of St Ives in Cornwall. Each item in the collection explores the art of sculptural form and this particular piece is covered in a lightly textured Tenmoku glaze. Faceted Bottle in Tenmoku I is watertight and perfect for displaying a single flower.

Material: Black and toasted stoneware clays.
cm: Width 16cm, Depth 16cm, Height 36cm
inches: Width 6.3in, Depth 6.3in, Height 14.2in
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 to create a multi-faceted surface, and applying glaze to transform the material into something unpredictable and unique. For this piece, Adam uses a combination of black and toasted stoneware clays, finishing with his own hand-mixed Tenmoku glaze.
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.

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