‘largely informs’what he does as a potter.
‘I really enjoy making mugs, beakers and milk jugs for people to use,’says Adam.
‘Hopefully each piece has its own individual quirks and personality which bring something extra to the act of drinking tea.’
‘If I had to choose one it would be Silver Needle,’he says.
‘It’s so refreshing.’The same could be said for the lively glazes on his stoneware vessels and his creations’ eccentric shapes, which are, in part, a subtle homage to Richard Batterham, Britain’s foremost living traditional studio potter. To achieve his strikingly staggered tableware, Adam first turns each vessel on a wheel, then carves the edges, before slicing the cylinders in several places horizontally. As the vessel slumps into itself or topples out, Ross catches it at a point of balance and then makes it watertight. These animated and sculptural pieces, with their tactile surfaces, are sure to transform any teatime.