- Material sciences and production
BONECHINA OF LAPLAND IN FINLAND
Hortling A, Mannonen R, Brinck
In the investigation of bonechina from Lapland
of Finand there is the aim to evaluate if it is possible to utilize waste
of reindeer bone as a rawmaterial for a special claybody of local Lapland
bonechina design. In the district of Sodankylä in Lapland there are
two slaughter-houses, which produce bone wastes. The bone is a wellknown
rawmaterial for the bonechina when it is manufactured in a suitable form.
In Finland Arabia porcelain factory has manufactured bonechina late in
the 19th century, and the production has restarted recently. In England
there are a long and wellknown tradition of bonechina design and the industrial
treatment of boneash.
The aim of this presentation is to test with the
reindeer boneash, which natural minerals are able to use as ready made
sawdust from the stonequarring in Sodankylä local industry in Lapland.
The testsamples are at first prepared with common rawmaterials and these
are compared with testsamples from the other minerals of Lapland. The performance
of the local minerals in the products is important for the identity of
design. In the project there is included an ecological and estethic idelogy,
where bonechina design production is influenced by local rawmaterials.