This video shows snippets of video material in Antoinette's porcelain e-course as well as some of the interesting discussions during her workshops.
During her "Understand Porcelain" online training, Antoinette points out the differences between stoneware, earthenware and porcelain. She explains why understanding porcelain is so crucial when it gets to the firing process.
Understanding porcelain means going back to where it comes from. you can break the rules with porcelain if you know them. You can dance with the "Diva of clay" (porcelain) if you know her steps.
The "Diva" is addicted to water, but see what happens when she gets "drunk" ...
What is delamination and why is it important to know what causes it when you work with porcelain. Antoinette explains why the "water dance" is so important when working with porcelain.
Porcelain becomes glass-like in the final firing and any cracks, even when fixed, show up in the walls of translucent objects.
Pinching is not just a beginners tool, but can be used in so many different places. It helps the ceramist to "look" with the fingers.
For those who are not close to tool warehouses, there are ways to create tools out of ordinary household objects and ways to sharpen you own ceramic tools.
Here are some of the e-course student creations during the online training.