Porcelains are most commonly known for their
whiteness and for having some degree of translucency. They are pure
and vitreous which gives them their inherent glaze fit quality and
unparalleled hardness and durability. Laguna offers a variety of prepared
moist porcelain clays in firing temperatures ranging from Cone 3 to
Dave’s Porcelain (WC-384) and #570 are outstanding Cone 10 throwing
bodies and are also excellent for slab projects when a hard clay is
desired. Cone 10 Windsor Porcelain (WC-879) is made with a highly
plastic, imported kaolin, and translucent when construction is thin.
A good Cone 5 clay is #15.
Sanitaryware is usually made
from porcelain or porcelain-like clays. Hardness and durability as
well as flawless glaze fit are key factors in their function.
Wind chimes create a nice sound when made of thin
porcelain. If other less vitreous clays are used, consider glazing
them to heighten their tone.
Tableware, Tile, and Sculpture functions are greatly
enhanced when made with porcelain. The smooth, white, hard qualities
provide an ideal surface for glaze colors to achieve depth and clarity.
Porcelain is waterproof and very durable, making its use for dinnerware