Porcelain, especially some of my pieces, looks really delicate; people hardly dare touch it at fairs and markets. I than usually make them hold the object ;)
Porcelain is so much sturdier than your average ceramic, stoneware, pottery, … To me that is the beauty of it, you can work very fine and still it will keep it’s strength. Other clay would crumble when worked to such thin proportions.
And yes, it dishwasher safe too! Like my new line of butter dishes: