TECHNICAL 3: VITRIFICATION & FIRING
Breakages in ceramics are generally related to porosity, or how much water a piece can absorb. Water absorption weakens the chemical structure affecting its durability over time. Through the process of vitrification, the particle structure of our ceramic body becomes strong, dense and watertight.
Combining a firing temperature of upto 1200°C with a unique recipe of performance materials ensures vitrification. Controlling the oxygen levels in our kilns, ensures a consistent colour and glaze surface.
On average, our UK made vitrified ceramic bodies can withstand the weight of 19500psi. This is the equivalent to the weight of an elephant.
We test the vitrification of our products everyday, both in the kiln during firing and in our laboratory when the manufacturing process is complete.
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Controlling the oxygen levels in our kilns, ensures a consistent colour and glazed surface.