• frozen clay and glaze

    Frozen Clay and Glaze – Can it Be Used and What to Do?

    If you work in a cold pottery studio or workshop you may have encountered the problem of frozen clay and glaze. When exposed to frigid temperatures, such as the winter climate, clay and glazes tend to freeze. This is because they have moisture as a component. Moisture, which is basically water, expands to form crystals…

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  • how to get clay out of clothes

    How to Get Clay Out of Clothes – Removing Clay Stains

    There is no way around it, clay is messy and sticky.  That’s part of its fun.  But it is less fun trying to get clay out of clothes.  Perhaps you are a potter who uses clay at work or as a hobby.  Or perhaps you have a kid who is making a clay project at…

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  • fine china vs bone china

    Fine China Vs Bone China – What Exactly is the Difference?

    The differences between Bone China and Fine China tableware are numerous. However, if you place them side by side, you might not be able to tell them apart right at once as their design is almost similar. So, what exactly are the differences between Fine China vs Bone China? Fine China was introduced in BC…

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  • how to identify bone china

    How to Identify Bone China – 7 Tips for Spotting Bone China

    Bone china is very popular due to its high level of whiteness, translucency, and durability. Nonetheless, due to the complex process used to manufacture it, the product has become very expensive. As a result, numerous counterfeit products still exist in the market. So, if you have some bone china how do you know it’s real?…

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  • is bone china microwave safe

    Is Bone China Microwave Safe? – Will it Survive the Zaps?

    For something to be considered microwave-safe, it should not melt or warp under microwave heat. Usually, you can tell if kitchenware is microwave safe by checking for the “microwave safe” label on the underside.  So, is bone china microwave safe? Well, you won’t find a microwave-safe sign on most Chinas, especially antique ones. You can…

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  • is bone china vegan

    Is Bone China Vegan? – And is it Ethical or Cruelty-Free?

    Bone China is an expensive and sophisticated type of porcelain that is meant to exude richness and great prestige. However, since it literally contains the word bone in it, a lot of vegans have questioned the ethics behind its design and manufacturing.  So, is bone china vegan? The truth is just as the name suggests…

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  • is bone china expensive

    Is Bone China Expensive? – The Price of Ceramic Beauty

    Porcelains range drastically in terms of quality, design, manufacturing process, and price. One type of porcelain that is very popular is bone china. It is the most elegant and opulent dinnerware material, with a dazzling white color, high transparency, and robustness. It brings high-end classical and contemporary style to any table. But, with its reputation…

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  • bone china vs porcelain

    Bone China Vs Porcelain -A Close Look at the Differences

    Since bone china is technically a type of porcelain, it can be difficult for some people to distinguish between the two. However, several key differences exist. This article compares bone china vs porcelain, looking at some similarities and differences between the two. The key difference between porcelain and bone china is that porcelain does not…

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  • what is bone china

    What is Bone China? – The Truth About Bone China

    Ceramic products were initially invented and widely used in China before spreading globally. You might have come across the name bone china while shopping around for kitchenware. But what is bone china exactly, and why are its products costly? Bone china is a type of ceramic made from finely ground bone ash mixed with feldspar…

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  • is porcelain oven proof

    Is Porcelain Oven Safe? – Using Porcelain in the Oven

    I admit it, I’m a thrift store junkie.  Recently I picked up a beautiful second-hand porcelain dish in a thrift store.  It’s certainly large enough to cook a casserole in, but it got me wondering, is porcelain oven safe?  So, I looked into it carefully and discovered the following… Modern kitchenware that has been made…

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  • Stoneware vs earthenware

    Stoneware Vs Earthenware – How Do They Differ?

    In the field of pottery, there are lots of different types of ceramic ware.  Very broadly, ‘ware’ is a term used to refer to pottery objects, in their different stages of being made.  You may have wondered what the difference is between stoneware and earthenware.  This article will compare stoneware vs earthenware, and in particular,…

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  • what is terracotta made of

    What is Terracotta Made of? – A Look at Red Burning Clay

    I’d always thought that terracotta clay should be fired at low temperatures.  Firing basically means baking the clay in a kiln.  But I bought some recently and the manufacturer’s spec said it could be fired up to 1181C (2158F).  This is much higher than I thought, and it led me to question what I know…

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