We’re happy to present to you a video series that demonstrates each step of artisan porcelain making in Herend. You will have a chance to see behind the scenes of Herend Porcelain Manufactory and see how every art piece is made from raw porcelain paste to the last brushwork.
THE RAW MATERIAL
Kaolin is the most important raw material of porcelain manufacturing apart from feldspar and quartz.
The raw material (a mixture of kaolin, feldspar and quartz) is mixed with a significant amount of water to obtain a homogeneous, liquid paste. During casting, the plaster mould absorbs a large amount of water from the paste and the solid particles adhere to the inner wall of the mould so that a porcelain object corresponding to the design of the mould can be created.
The solidified object becomes visible by splitting the plaster mould.