WWS mini class—What is the difference between Stoneware and Porcelain ①?

There are multiple material can make your tabletops, but there are two kind stand out, stoneware and porcelain, both super popular in making ceramic tableware, but what are the difference? Today with WWS, lets find them out.

Stoneware Is the Most Durable Dinnerware Material

Although porcelain is actually stronger than stoneware and can be crafted into thinner pieces, stoneware tends to make a more durable choice for dinnerware. Everyday pieces from almost any era are most likely to be stoneware, while fine dining items may be porcelain. As you’re looking at items in an antique shop, you may see fewer chips and cracks in stoneware.
Although porcelain is actually stronger than stoneware and can be crafted into thinner pieces, stoneware tends to make a more durable choice for dinnerware. Everyday pieces from almost any era are most likely to be stoneware, while fine dining items may be porcelain. As you’re looking at items in an antique shop, you may see fewer chips and cracks in stoneware.

Porcelain Can Take More Delicate Forms Than Stoneware
Because it is thinner, porcelain can take on more delicate forms. Fine decorations, such as you might see in antique Victorian porcelain, really wouldn’t be possible in stoneware. It requires more skill from the potter to work with porcelain, but this material also allows for more creative expression. Look for delicate sculpted flowers, leaves, and other dimensional decorations.

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