Bone china

A clay composition developed in 18th-century Britain in an attempt to imitate the translucent properties of Oriental Porcelain, the formula for which was kept secret across Europe. The clay body is hard to work with on the potter’s wheel, but it is ideal for slip-casting or press-molding.

The name comes from the fact it’s an attempt to recreate Chinese porcelain utilizing Bone Ash as the principal ingredient. It is still in use till date and is regarded as a clay body for use in tableware due to its longevity.