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My 5 tips for hand-building with porcelain

Porcelain is a very special material in the ceramics world. Some fear it, some are obsessed with it. I love porcelain because of the canvas it offers for glazes: they look amazing on a pure white background.  That said, porcelain is a difficult material to work with, especially for hand-building. While there is a lot to be said, below are my top 5 tips for hand-building with porcelain. Not all porcelain clay bodies are created equal, so test a variety of them before making a big purchase. Some porcelain clay bodies are more plastic than others (it all boils down...