MoClay, in Danish “Moler”, is a type of sediment that can be found around the North Sea and in the western part of the Limfjord in Denmark, more specifically in the areas of Fur and Mors.
This collection is named after this natural clay which, during my residency in the north of Denmark, I collected on the island of Fur. After gathering a consistent amount and different varieties of clay, I investigated their qualities, limits, and aesthetics throughout a series of firing experiments.
During this material research, more than four different types of earthenware were tested and one clay, in particular, revealed very interesting properties: deep red color, very light density, and uncontrollable form and surface. That is MoClay.
I decided to carry out experiments creating a series of vases on the potter’s wheel, combining an ancient traditional ceramic technique with experimental material research and process. At first, all of the objects hold a simple vase shape, then the firing brings up an unexpected and bubbly structure, letting the material play the main role and creating unique and natural artifacts.