Quality takes time
The actual production process starts with making the moulds at the factory. The mould can be used approximately 50 times until the edges lose their sharpness. The new mould is prepared on a lathe; the centre and each groove are made by hand. As the vases shrink during both the first and the second firing, the moulds have to be 17% bigger than the vases.
The majority of work processes are carried out by hand, and there is a specialist for each work process. This craft requires precision.
Once the moulds are ready, the porcelain mass is mixed and transported through extensive tubing systems and hoses to fill the moulds. Forty moulds at a time are filled to the edges. Because the moulds absorb some of the mass, they have to be filled to the edges twice. Once the water has receded enough from the porcelain mass, you are left with the exact thickness of the vase. Then they have to be allowed to dry, and the sides must be removed from the moulds.