All photos by Lauren K. Lancy

Doy Din Dang Pottery

Set in mountainous Northern Thailand, Doy Ding Dang Pottery is made up of several buildings that feel Japanese in form – yet very much a part of the local landscape. Meaning red clay hill in the Thai language, the forest studio began 25 years ago when Thai artist Somluk Pantiboon returned to Chiang Rai from an apprentiship under the 13th generation Nakazato Tarouemon, master Karatsu potter in Kyushu, Japan.

Today, the internationally-known ceramist leads the studio in the making of traditional and contemporary stoneware bowls, cups, teapots, vases, and original art pieces – all of of which are hand-formed or wheel thrown and later fired at high temperatures using natural glazes derived from wood, bamboo, ash, rice stalks, leaves, and clay.

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