T3. Ceramics. Porcelain for artistic projects
Porcelain is a highly esteemed very white, hard, translucent ceramic material fired at high temperatures. Its roots can be traced back to China to the Shui dynasty (581-617). It was not until the 14th century that the first imports of Chinese porcelain arrived in Europe. The formula used to make it was highly confidential. In Europe, numerous attempts were made to obtain something similar, without success until the 18th century in Germany, where the first hard porcelains similar to Oriental ones were achieved.
From then on, it spread to other production centres in Europe and considerable knowledge was built up about this technique, although for a long time it was restricted to industrial applications. Artists and potters have only had access to these clays and techniques for a few decades, since a veil of professional secrecy prevailed for many years.
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