Where Did Porcelain Come From?

There are a lot of ways to do porcelains. However, the most common is the molding strategy. Porcelain is consisting of porcelain clay. The idea is to fire them in a higher temperature than ceramic tiles. The process of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Mold making is quite hard. In fact, a lot of molders find it hard to do porcelain. We all know how expensive it is to have porcelain vases. Porcelain are white vitrified translucent ceramic that is usually done in China. The material is made by heating the clay-type material into a high temperature. It includes clay form of what we call kaolinite.

The molding process together with heating in temperature makes the porcelain even denser, harder, and less porous. Experts also claim that it is less prone to moisture and has stain absorption than others. The porcelain is made out of clay that has paste-like quality and fired at high temperature. It is first master in China from the year 1300s. The process takes lots of time and practice. The main idea of this is to let people understand how delicate porcelain really is. It takes plenty of time and efforts to do these kind of displays because the process is hard and complicated.

In China’s south east corner of Jingdezhen, there is a group of people who mastered the art of manipulating minerals and clay. Today, Jingdezhen remains the porcelain capital of the world.  Porcelain originated in China which is why we have proto-porcelain wares existing in the country. The porcelain was first invented in Shang Dynasty from (1600-1046 BC). Glazed ceramic wares developed into porcelain during the time of Eastern Han Dynasty period (206 BC – 220 AD).

Porcelain is usually made from clay. It has a paste-like quality that is made to make the porcelain material strong and firm. When you say Vitrified Porcelain, it means the same grain to use using a whole tile. A glazed porcelain has a porcelain biscuit. The city of Jingdezen supplies porcelain to the emperor’s of China for more than 500 years. Local rock and clay provided the heart and the chest of a fine porcelain. A clear glazed covered the porcelain and made it glow. The decoration is painted over the glare. It is mostly jewelized colors.

During 1402, chinese emperor ordered thousands of porcelain pieces Jingdezhen each year. It became gifts to the people of Beijing, and decoration in palace. In the ha day of porcelain workshops, more than 10,00 specialist are at work. Their descendants continued the tradition in Jingdezhen.  They did expensive table wares, displays, and figurines of finer quality. Even with the introduction of modern technology, many methods have not changed basically since the day it was discovered.

Porcelain clay is used from two local materials using china stone and kaolin. China stone means white bricks. Today, miners use explosives to extract the china stone. It will be crashed by water mill powered crashers; the result will leave the china stone powderized.