Among other influences, the self-help movement that emerged in the USA in the mid-twentieth-century may have shaped NLP more than is usually acknowledged.
A more common terminology for the unfired material is "body"; for example, when buying materials a potter might order an amount of porcelain body from a vendor.The composition of porcelain is highly variable, but the clay mineral kaolinite is often a raw material.Understanding these techniques can bring about a positive change in you and others.Simply by becoming more aware of how your language impacts on your life you act to bring about change – and this is always a good thing.Kaolin is the primary material from which porcelain is made, even though clay minerals might account for only a small proportion of the whole.
The word paste is an old term for both the unfired and fired materials.
Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability and elasticity; considerable strength, hardness, toughness, whiteness, translucency and resonance; and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock.
Porcelain has been described as being "completely vitrified, hard, impermeable (even before glazing), white or artificially coloured, translucent (except when of considerable thickness), and resonant".
Its manufacturing process is more demanding than that for earthenware and stoneware, the two other main types of pottery, and it has usually been regarded as the most prestigious type of pottery for its delicacy, strength, and its white colour.
It combines well with both glazes and paint, and can be modelled very well, allowing a huge range of decorative treatments in tablewares, vessels and figurines. The European name, porcelain in English, come from the old Italian porcellana (cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the surface of the shell.
NLP is frequently known as the “users manual for your mind” and studying NLP gives us insights into how our thinking patterns can effect every aspect of our lives.