Nowadays we are all surrounded by low cost, poor quality, usual things. I would dare to say, that situation is even worse than a century ago when, on average, people could afford less.  Less did not necessarily mean worse.

But to the point…. we tent to think that all ceramics, whether clay or porcelain is delicate and cracks on every occasion. We don’t know that all that reservations are deepened by use of low cost materials and low firing (which is also a cost factor).

Here is a fall test of shaving brash handle to a concrete floor. Some emotions, from horror to joy.