When I use porcelain in my work I do so with intention. It is used with the knowledge and skills that I have developed over the years. I use it knowing the qualities it contains.

Porcelain is incredibly strong, older than time, cherished by some, despised by others. It was once used as currency; its origins are in China, but the West coveted its secrets… but I’m sure you could simply look up the history if you are interested.

Porcelain, like other clay, has a memory. That is, you must know what you are doing to work with it successfully. Any mark you make to the clay in its raw form will return. It can be opaque to translucent. I admire the Japanese art form of Kintsugi (using gold to highlight the cracks/ imperfections in porcelain).

So, when I include porcelain in my work I do so with all of this as a given.