The manufacturing process of Jingdezhen hand-painted blue-and-white porcelain (graphic and graphic)

The manufacture of circular ware is a kind of traditional ceramic forming technology in Jingdezhen.It relies on the hand pulling of pottery car into rough shape, and then makes use of ceramic pattern, which is widely used in daily-use porcelain (cup and dish) production.After the founding of New China, due to the adoption of advanced mechanical production methods, the manual circular device almost retired from Jingdezhen’s stage.Science and technology are also productive forces, but for the traditional, with a certain degree of lethal force.

1: Rub the mud
The purpose of kneading mud is to empty the air bubbles in the mud and make it more compact.In the absence of this process, it is easy to appear in the body contains bubbles, the body dry-fired deformation is easy to rupture.

2: To make a blank

Jingdezhen traditional round tool is made of the body according to the final type, which can be used for later printing.

3: Print blank

Good rough, after a certain time of natural shade dry (must be in a certain humidity and temperature conditions natural shade dry, not sun. The billet body that does billet form, must be on billet board slant, cannot be placed upright, upright place, the billet that can produce bottom is cracked), can enter printing billet process.The purpose of the printing blank is to make the hand-formed circular ware uniform after firing.After the billet is naturally dry by hand, the semi-dry billet is placed on the earth grinding tool and clapped by hand.

4: Blank
The sharp billet is the finishing of the printed billet to make it smooth and round further.

5: Dang Li Glaze

Round making, if there is no decoration in the device, you need to put on the inner glaze first.The glaze on the outside of the object is the second dip in the later period.Glaze is a vitreous thin layer attached to the surface of ceramic body, which has similar physical and chemical properties to glass.Glazes are usually made of quartz, feldspar, clay, etc.The methods of glazing include spraying, blowing, soaking, pouring and swamping.The inner glaze (the inside of the object) and the bottom glaze (the base of the object) we adopt the traditional roll glaze method, we use the outer glaze method.

6: Billet

The billet of good billet of inside glaze, can enter drawing billet process.
The green flower material used for drawing billet needs to be ground for a long time in advance, and the formula is indescribable in every studio.

This is a tool for drawing blank



The charm of blue-and-white porcelain is like the position of freehand painting in Chinese traditional painting, and the beauty of blue-and-white not only in fine painting, but also in the beautiful and delicate layers of traditional Chinese painting and painting. And it all comes from mixing water.

7: external glaze

Draws the finished porcelain billet, needs to carry on the second glazing process.At this point, the bottom of the cup has not yet formed.Immersion method needs to master the body, glaze and porcelain expected to have a comprehensive understanding and grasp.The length of time the porcelain billet is immersed in the glaze water directly affects the quality of the porcelain after firing.

8: Excavating the bottom of the foot

After glaze is applied outside porcelain billet, after glaze surface is naturally dry, can enter the process of digging bottom foot.Since we are making glazed feet, we need to set aside the billet with the outermost ring of the sole when digging, and we must keep the same structure of the outer circle, which requires strong control ability and strength

9: Write the bottom and apply the bottom glaze

10: Glazed feet

Glazed feet, the initial state is in the ceramic wheel hand-made small round mud cake.After drying again in the ceramic wheel spin out the corresponding shape, and each cup one-to-one.

With glaze foot branch burning technology, only in the official kiln firing court porcelain, the use of glazed foot branch burning porcelain pottery foot is full of glaze, that is, beautiful, smooth and not to scratch the surface of furniture, but because of the complexity and difficulty of this process, Modern ceramic industry only uses this process to make expensive high-grade porcelain.

11: Full kiln, kiln

The porcelain billet to be burned is distributed reasonably in the kiln body, which is called full kiln.When the kiln is full, it needs to be arranged according to the structure of the kiln body and the size of all the billet body to be burned properly, and set aside a reasonable flue of fire, otherwise it will affect the atmosphere of the kiln body when the kiln is fired, leading to the failure of the firing.

Jingdezhen traditional blue-and-white porcelain used reduction firing, we burn the temperature to reach1330°CThe firing time is10About an hour.

12: Kiln

pass12-18gOne hour of natural cooling, when the temperature in the kiln body drops to normal temperature, can open the kiln.This is the most exciting moment in the entire production process.

Finally, we need to test the porcelain and polish the bottom of the kiln.

Each piece of hand-made ceramic products from kneading mud to firing finish, through more than a dozen processes, dozens of technical key points, each from a series of artists over the years accumulated skills, have experienced a stroke of careful drawing, Even a similar content is also each with its own unique life, after reading the above content, you will also think that such a handmade ceramic products is only a cheap commodity?!