Wild Moonjar 7 -Black river clay, sand & stoneware, Kent | Nina Salsotto Cassina

Wild Moonjar 7 -Black river clay, sand & stoneware, Kent | Nina Salsotto Cassina

Wild Moonjar no 7 - Black river clay, sand and stoneware, Kent 2020



Thrown at the wheel, fired to 1250°, unglazed

See material details below.

H. 16.5 x w. 14.5 cm


Material: Sandy black clay foraged near a river in Herne Bay. Unworkable and brittle in its natural form, 50% white stoneware was added to the body.


The original wild clay was left un-sieved, maintaining its sandy character. Fires to grey tones while the sand remains black.



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.



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International delivery available at competitive rates, delivered in 7-10 working days.



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