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1. A porcelain clay body, with up to one percent absorption, usually translucent; industry fires high to vitrification and glazes low; studio potters usually fire clay and glazes together to high temperatures by the traditional Asian method, or make low-fire porcelain by the European method. 2. Whiteware, vitreous and hard, sometimes translucent. 3. a general term used when discussing any kind of tableware.


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