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.