nobody interested in the origins of the word ...? it is actually interesting though sometimes, depending on the audience , empty a room.
porcelain [ˈpɔːslɪn -leɪn ˈpɔːsə-]
1. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Ceramics) a more or less translucent ceramic material, the principal ingredients being kaolin and petuntse (hard paste) or other clays, ground glassy substances, soapstone, bone ash, etc.
2. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Ceramics) an object made of this or such objects collectively
3. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Ceramics) (modifier) of, relating to, or made from this material a porcelain cup
[from French porcelaine, from Italian porcellana cowrie shell, porcelain (from its shell-like finish), literally: relating to a sow (from the resemblance between a cowrie shell and a sow's vulva), from porcella little sow, from porca sow, from Latin; see pork].