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Porcelain

Origins

Porcelain was first developed in China in the seventh century. It is made by blending clay with other substances and firing them together at very high temperatures (between 1200°C to 1400°C) to give porcelain its glass-like qualities. Porcelain combines glass’s low porosity with clay’s ability to retain its shape when heated, which makes it suitable for a range of applications from plates to electrical insulators.

Properties and qualities

Porcelain is strong, tough, non-porous and translucent. Any item made from porcelain is likely to last a long time.

How does it feel?

Porcelain is a hard material that typically feels smooth to touch (depending on the finish).

Care

Porcelain items can be wiped with a soft cloth to remove dust. If it needs to be cleaned further then wash them by hand in warm – never hot – water with a mild detergent. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your porcelain product.