- Published on Friday, 30 August 2013 14:53
China's bountiful quality ceramic supply enables suppliers to adopt domestic inputs.
- Domestic materials: The country’s ample supply of ceramic allows makers to use locally sourced inputs. Kaolin is widely available in Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces. Talc is often purchased in Shandong province, while Tangshan city of Hebei province boasts abundant calcined bone ash resource.
- Surface treatment: White glaze is among the popular finishing options, particularly for stoneware and dolomite versions made of khaki clay. Clear polish is done for bone china and porcelain mugs for its inherent ivory hue. Patterns can be under- or overglazed. The former yields cleaner motifs, while overglazing produces vivid designs.
- Firing conditions: For enhanced durability, suppliers bake releases in high temperatures. Earthenware requires 600 to 800 C. For dolomite, 1,050 C is needed. Porcelain and bone china models necessitate 1,250 to 1,350 C. Less expensive pieces are fired once in cooler conditions. Upscale mugs are baked under extreme heat twice.
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