Noritake's The Standard of Perfection is divided into 5 chapters, embedded here on this page. To view all of Noritake's video content, you can view and subscribe on our YouTube channel.
In part 1, the history and the basics of fine china and crystal stemware are examined.
In part 2, the initial steps in creating fine china are explained and demonstrated. These include blending the clay into a liquid slip or malleable clay, then forming items by slip casting, jiggering, or rotating pressing, before allowing them to dry under a current of hot air.
In part 3, you are taken through the process of initial firing, called biscuit firing, inspection, application and firing of the initial glaze, then the second firing, called glossed firing. The decal design process is also covered.
In part 4, you are taken through the process of decal creation and application. Items are fired for the final time after application of the detail, and then inspected once more.
In part 5, the process of creating fine crystal stemware is covered. Watch the creation, inspection and decoration of fine Noritake stemware.