In this video I am talking about the understanding of the characteristics of porcelain. In order to trim porcelain clay successfully, you need to know which are the different stages that the clay goes through. The Diva tends to look dry when it is in fact leather hard. The clay only begins to dry when there is a coloration, making the clay look like drying bones.
When I refer to porcelain stages, I first do that by pinching clay. Pinching is going to allow you to really understand the Diva.
Another way to describe the clay is with comparing it to cheese. … First really soft mozzarella cheese, then soft gouda, then cheddar and finally parmesan. I am sure there are other cheese descriptions in-between, but never compare porcelain to cream cheese, unless you talk about a real almost slip-like clay, which is way too soft to throw with.
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Antoinette Badenhorst is a ceramic artist working with porcelain clay. She teaches potters all over the world in hands-on and online workshops. Antoinette is the author of many articles, blogs posts and the author of "Working with Porcelain"