Porcelain and bone china have fascinated patrons, collectors, and makers for centuries. This practical book looks at their composition, making methods, and decorative techniques, as well as glazes and firing processes. It examines their different characteristics and explains how designers have worked with these clays within the ceramic industry. This new edition includes a chapter introducing emerging technologies and new materials. This beautiful book gives an authoritative account of these enduring materials, which ceramicists enjoy so passionately.