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Wild clay from St-Amand-en-Puisaye


Fired in oxidation at 1250°C

⌀ 23 cm, h 23 cm


The clay for this vase was foraged from a big clay vein in Puisaye. It was sieved to eliminate the high quantity of sand. The sections of clay stained by oxides were processed separately and later loosely wedged with the lighter body to give back to the clay its natural mottledness. 

The Puisaye region in France has a secular pottery tradition dating back to the Middle Ages, also thanks to the vast high fire clay deposits it sits upon.



About Unurgent Argilla

Nina Salsotto Cassina is an Italian ceramicist. In 2019 she founded Unurgent Argilla, focusing on material research of non-industrial wild materials. Unurgent Argilla is a vocabulary of wild materials, a study of what’s around us, repeated on spherical vessels, which she uses as a canvas to convey a spatial narrative. The final vases function as both signposts and autobiographical archival memories. 


She is currently focusing her research on foraging high fire clays from Italy and France, mainly in the Alps.





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St Amand | H. 23 cm | By Unurgent Argilla

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