Now that is a translucent porcelain!


Friday 4th April 2014

These are two cone 6 transparent glazed porcelain mugs with a light bulb inside. On the left is the porcelainous Plainsman M370 (Laguna B-Mix 6 would have similar opacity). Right is a zero-porosity New Zealand kaolin based porcelain called Polar Ice (from Plainsmanclays.com also)! The secret to making a plastic porcelain this white and translucent is not just the NZ kaolin, but the use of a very expensive plasticizer, VeeGum T, to enable maximizing the feldspar to get the fired maturity.

Pages that reference this post in the Digitalfire Reference Database:

Bone Ash, Formulating a Porcelain, New Zealand Halloysite, Bone China, Translucency, A 3-minute Mug with Plainsman Polar Ice


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