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The Main Difference Between Pottery and Porcelain.

Ceramic Mug    From:Xinxiang Ceramic Mug Manufacturers     2017-9-19

The Main Difference Between Pottery and Porcelain.

Pottery and porcelain are two entirely different things. In short, Pottery is a clay calcined at low temperature, Porcelain is a clay fired at high temperature.

Raw material

Pottery: clay, the ordinary clay.

Porcelain: namely clay kaolin.

Sintering temperature

Pottery: About 800-900 degrees Celsius, generally not more than 1100 degrees Celsius.

Porcelain: 1200-1300 degrees, and some even up to 1400 degrees Celsius.


Pottery: the porosity is about 12%-38%. The permeability is good and the texture is loose.

Porcelain: porosity of about 2%-8%, poor permeability, dense texture.


Pottery: modeling is generally simple, looks rough, primitive simplicity.

Porcelain: exquisite modelling, looks delicate, bright and clean, elegant.


Pottery: glazed or not glazed. The surface is slightly thick, and the air permeability is good. The utility model can be used for tiles, flower pots, tea cans, etc.Custom  Christmas ceramic mugs

Porcelain: glaze in general. The surface is smooth and easy to clean, so it is very suitable for tableware and floors.

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