The translucency of porcelain
|High Fired porcelain wall mounted|
After some experimentation I have come to understand the two valuable components that allow porcelain to become translucent. My porcelain has always been fairly fine when it comes to its thickness however now I further the rolling process to gain a much finer material, this thinness is one of the key elements that has allowed the translucent quality of my porcelain. The second component of the translucency is the temperature in which the porcelain is fired, by firing to 1250 °C the true vitrification temperature of porcelain means it requires this higher firing.
Here are some examples of the difference the high firing makes to the translucent quality of the porcelain.