Introduction: How Porcelain Is Made ?

Porcelain, sometimes called "china" is a kaolin white clay fired at 1300°C.

Fine and translucent the quality of the porcelain is known all around the world.

Two famous places in the world make high quality of this tresor : Limoges in France, and Jingdezhen in China.

Mostly used has an industrial powder mixed with water, the artisan of the city of Limoges have made of clay a luxury products and kings' desire.


Step 1: FIRST PREPARE YOUR SLIP

Slip porcelain allowed many possibilities. To prepare it just mix water with porcelain powder. The consistance have to be like liquid cream.

Step 2: Plaster Mold of Slip

If we use slip porcelain, plaster mold have to be !

Simple mold are made in 1 or 2 parts with a hole.

Step 3: UNMOLD

Slip is cast in the mold.

Step 4: Enameling Your Porcelain

The piece of porcelain is painted in different way with enamel and finally fired.

Step 5: PORCELAIN IN THE OVEN

The kiln have to fire at 1300°C.

Generally porcelain is fired in 2 times : ones for the biscuit, second for the high fire.

Biscuit is a first firing to make the porcelain ready to absorbe the water of the enamel.

And finally the second firing allowed the porcelain to be vitrified.

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