Tag: porcelain

Jennine Marchand

Jennine Marchand

Marchand uses white clay in a similar way to my initial experiments at the beginning of my MA, after investigating her work more thoughtfully I can see similarities in our understanding allowing us to manipulate the material of clay in similar ways, after looking at […]

Experimenting with Projectors and Porcelain

Experimenting with Projectors and Porcelain

Unfortunately the old light I used for photographing my work has been broken and not replaced, so I ended up having to improvise using an old overhead projector. This created a good strong light but is  a slightly warm light… I would like to try […]

The translucency of porcelain

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.