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Introduction to Porcelain (book now)

This course is an introduction to the material - porcelain clay. You are required to have experience of working with other clay sorts before you can enroll on this course.

Studying the basic techniques enables one to make creative designs. The last two or three lessons are used to make glazes such as celadon, temoku, as well as traditional Japanese and Chinese glazes for a special ´reduction´ firing in the kiln.

Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating raw materials, generally including clay in the form of kaolin, in a kiln to temperatures between 1,200 °C and 1,400 °C. The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures. Porcelain is sometimes referred to as china. This is because until the 17th century, China was the sole producer of porcelain.

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