Wikijunior:How Things Work/Porcelain
Porcelain is a type of pottery (non-glass, metal or wood crafted pots), created from a ceramic material made by heating other natural occurring materials at high temperatures. Porcelain is sometimes called china or fine china.
Porcelain has a long history and before the industrial age it was relatively rare, especially that of high quality. This made it a luxury item and still makes it something that antique collectors have in high value.
Who Invented It?[edit | edit source]
The first type of porcelain was most probably first created in what is today China
After the first pieces of porcelain started to reach Europe, it started a movement to copy the process that was not understood or easily available to be studied, especially the understanding of the source materials.