Porcelain is the most vitreous of the types of pottery and, when immersed in water, absorbs less than 1% by weight of water. When thin, porcelain will often be translucent. It is the strongest of all clay bodies, but also the most brittle. While it is possible to formulate a porcelain clay body that fires at low temperature, most are fired to 2200-2500 degrees Fahrenheit.

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