I've just started getting into Wurm Online and I've done some exploring, hopefully trying to find a relatively quiet place to settle and figure out the ins-and-outs of the game without an established civilisation around me (personal preference).
However, I've found it remarkably hard to find any source of clay. Without clay I can't build pottery bowls, and without bowls I can't make food, which makes everything really quite complicated. I've seen a few merchants in my travels who can sell pottery bowls, but at this stage I'm also completely broke.
What's the best way to find clay? I'm in Freedom, around the Silent Hill area (heading north-east from there).