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One can easily differentiate between porcelain and regular pottery. The difference is in the high temperatures of the firing in the kiln (1200-1350), the white translucent color and the strong glassy texture. The main components of porcelain are found in the natural decomposition of Granite and Basalt called Kaolinite ( common phyllosilicate mineral ) and Feldspar (crushed china stone).

Porcelain wares may be formed by molding, by hand-building and by throwing on a potter's wheel. Porcelain ware was produced on the potter's wheel in many historic cultures. Through the cataloguing of the porcelain one can trace the historical background to which it belonged.


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