Laurent Craste has a serious problem with porcelain, and his knowledge of ceramics allows him to put a hurting on delicate pieces without letting them fall to pieces.
Warped and imaginative, he has come up with some great ways to bend porcelain to his will, and I wondered "how did he do that without cracking it?" many times as I checked out his site. Take a look for yourself, and see if you have any pity for porcelain.
Link --via Beautiful Decay
He makes the pottery himself, and before firing it in the kiln, he smashes it. Then he glazes it and bakes it. Insert apropriate tool afterwards. Easy...