Wild Moonjar no. 3 - Glauconitic clay, Hampshire 2019 | By Nina Solsotto Cassina
Not for sale due to unfired state
Thrown at the wheel, unfired, unglazed
See material details below.
H. 16.5 x w. 14.5 cm
Material: Clay foraged from a vein of the Headon formation in Hampshire. It’s around 40 million years old and green because of the presence of glauconite, a mineral that forms predominantly in marine environments. It’s rich in iron, making it dark orange at bisque temperatures, but because it bubbles and warps when fired it has been left raw.
About the Collection
The wild moonjar collection researches and searches a material essence. It comprises seven vessels, each made from earths foraged in South East England and is part of a larger documentation of the geology of the area.
The form, inspired by the traditional Korean moonjar, is purposefully simple and sober to allow the properties of the material to speak. All thrown at the wheel, the moonjars alter dependent on the clay body, its plasticity, grog and strength, with the goal of maintaining imperfections and abstracting the vessel as little as possible from its original earth.
The vessels are unglazed to both highlight clay as the primal quality of pottery and to maintain a sustainable approach. The clays are collected in small quantities, by hand, without producing any waste and fired just once, lessening energy consumption.
About the Maker
Nina Salsotto Cassina started the Unurgent Argilla project in 2019. She works exclusively at the wheel and mainly experiments with wild clays foraged by hand in small quantities. Self-taught, Nina is also currently a politics doctoral student at SOAS and applies her training in research and academia to ceramics.
Delivery to Mainland UK within 3-5 working days.
International delivery available at competitive rates, delivered in 7-10 working days.
14 Day Guarantee
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, we offer a full refund for any returns within 14 days from purchase.