Characteristics of ceramics

When it comes to ceramic materials, it’s hard to avoid separating ceramics from porcelain. We often refer to ceramics as pottery and porcelain

A combination of two types of utensils. In the field of creation, pottery and porcelain are indispensable parts of ceramic art, but they are different in quality.

Ceramic material: compared with porcelain, the ceramic is relatively loose in texture and coarse in grain. The firing temperature is generally between 900 ℃ – 1500 ℃, and the temperature is relatively low. After firing, the color is naturally interesting and simple. It has become one of the modeling performance materials loved by many artists. There are many kinds of pottery, such as black pottery, white pottery, red pottery, grey pottery and yellow pottery. Red pottery, grey pottery and black pottery use clay with high iron content as raw materials. Iron clay is red in oxidation atmosphere and gray or black in reduction atmosphere.

Porcelain material: compared with pottery, porcelain is hard, fine, strictly prohibited, high temperature resistant, rich in glaze color and other characteristics. The firing temperature is generally around 1300 ℃. People often describe porcelain as “sound like a chime, bright as a mirror, beautiful as a jade, thin as paper”. Porcelain is noble and gorgeous, just opposite to the simplicity of pottery. Therefore, when many artists create ceramic works, they will focus on highlighting the distinct sensory enjoyment brought by the ceramic or ceramic texture. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze and compare the characteristics of two different materials before creation.

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