Notwithstanding the fact that literature upon the subject of porcelain work has been much in evidence, there has appeared little information which is of value to the beginner in this class of work.
A student or practitioner desiring to make a start in the practice of porcelain work is wafted about by the opinions of others like a voter who listens to political "spellbinders." The opinion of the high-fusing enthusiast is accepted only to be discarded upon reading or hearing the opinion of the low-fusing enthusiast and vice versa. The wonderful assurance with which the different manufacturers make use of the word "best" is calculated to mystify the inexperienced. In the following pages the author has endeavored to describe the uses of the different grades of porcelain and to explain the principles underlying their application.
The many porcelain compounds now found on the market cover a wide range of adaptability.