Fussy China Need Not Apply: 9 Earthy, Unglazed Porcelain Pieces


At a sizzling 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit, a clay mineral called kaolinite is transformed into the milky-white ceramic material we all know as porcelain. The firing process originated in 3rd century East Asia, where it adopted the interchangeable term “china.” Porcelain doesn’t need to be glazed to protect it from liquids, which we dig, because the natural finish on these ceramic finds is the perfect complement to their earthy, organic shapes.