Translucent, strong, dense and vibrant are a few words I use to describe porcelain.
Working with porcelain clay is yummy. The clay slips through the fingertips on its way to becoming a form. After firing the clay is so strong and dense and the glazes are so vibrant on the surface. I still fire to a hot cone 10 because I love the sound of the clay body at this temperature. I love how the high pitch ring vibrates and carries in the air. I recently started throwing and building with Jack Troy Porcelain from Standard Ceramics. The cone 10 porcelain I was using was warping at cone 10 so I switched to a cone 13 clay body which I am firing to cone 10.
I am not sure why the old clay started warping so much. Maybe I am handling the clay differently or my throwing has become much thinner. Or, maybe the clay recipe was changed. Regardless of the reason, I am getting use to a new clay body and wondering how it will change my work.
Concept to Creation,