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The following section provides background information on the methods used to form, decorate, finish, glaze, and fire ceramic wares.
Thus, the range of water content within which these clays can be worked is very narrow and consequently must be carefully controlled.
The Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory, which later became Royal Copenhagen, was founded as the result of experiments carried out by the pharmacist, Frantz Heinrich Mller (1738-1820).
He was an expert chemist who specialised in mineralogy, and since the early 1770s he had been experimenting with hard feldspar porcelain made from quartz, kaolin and feldspar.
This changed when the Queen Dowager Juliane Marie and her son the heir presumptive to the throne Frederik became partners in a limited company, which became a reality in 1775.
For almost a century the Royal Danish Porcelain Manufactory was run by the Royal Family.
The clays used are often described as being long or short, depending on their plasticity.