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Herendpedia – Part 1 – Casting

“Herendpedia” 1

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

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Kaolin is the most important raw material of porcelain manufacturing apart from feldspar and quartz.

Casting
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.
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The solidified object becomes visible by splitting the plaster mould.