Qi Zhiyuan Ceramics: China is the country of porcelain, and the most famous one is the porcelain in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. Its porcelain has a unique style of "white as jade, bright as mirror, thin as paper, and as loud as sound". It is highly praised. Yixing Zisha pot belongs to clay handicrafts, but has functional characteristics not found in other pottery. So what's the difference between them? Let's take a look today.
From the perspective of the produced mud, they are all "soil". The mineral composition of the clay of Yixing purple clay pot belongs to the type of iron-rich clay-quartz-mica, while the porcelain is a kind of quartz, sericite, kaolin, long Aggregates composed of minerals such as stone contain more glass in their minerals, so purple sand mud has good shrinkage and higher plasticity than porcelain.
The purple sand pot has a unique pore structure. It not only has good air permeability, but also contains the fragrance of tea. Therefore, the purple sand pot is still antique and does not need to be glazed. The advantages of the purple sand pot are incomparable with other ceramic products. Porcelain must be glazed, and its breathability is certainly not as good as that of the purple clay pot.
Porcelain material, porcelain stone born due to long-term hydrothermal changes of granite, is a polymer composed of minerals such as quartz, sericite, kaolin, feldspar, etc. The mineral contains more glass phases, which itself contains The ingredients already constitute the elements of porcelain, and possess the properties required for porcelain craftsmanship and firing. The characteristics of the Zisha pot in practical functions are also impossible to achieve in a porcelain pot.
Zisha pots do not have the characteristics of transparency, even if they are as thin as an eggshell, they cannot be transparent, while porcelain pots are translucent regardless of their thickness.
Ceramics and Zisha each have their own advantages. If you are interested in ceramics, please contact Qi Zhiyuan Ceramics.