Tenmoku Faceted Flask V

Tenmoku Faceted Flask V by ceramicist Adam Ross was produced using expert pottery techniques. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, including Asian and British studio ceramics, Adam has paid particular attention to pilgrim flasks and slabbed bottles, examining these forms and looking at ways to develop his own flat formed flasks. This one-off piece belongs to a decorative collection which demonstrates a departure from his usual rounded work.

Material: Stoneware, tenmoku glaze
cm: Width 12cm, Depth 6.5cm, Height 26cm
inches: Width 4.7in, Depth 2.6in, Height 10.2in
Care Instructions Wipe with a damp, lint-free cloth


Produced using a variety of pottery techniques, the piece starts off as several hand thrown cylindrical shapes which are then altered to create the distinctive faceted surface. These cylinders are then cut up and flattened to make slabs and then hand built into a faceted, cuboid shape. The neck and the foot of the vessel are also thrown on the wheel before being attached to the top and the bottom to create the final bottle shape.
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.