Moby’s not the only one who put porcelain on the map. So did China hence why some dishes we use are called China. Porcelain can informally be referred to as "china" in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birth place of porcelain making
Porcelain is a ceramic material fired to temperatures between 1,200 °C (2,192 °F) and 1,400 °C (2,552 °F). The toughness, strength, and translucence of porcelain arise mainly from the formation of glass and the mineral mullite within the fired body at these high temperatures.
I have heard that throwing porcelain on the wheel is much like attempting to make a bowl out of a stick of butter. But I think it may just be the next step or evolution of the Naked Raku donut sculpture I am currently working on.