Lucky Cat Thai Celadon Ceramic Figurines in Green (Pair), "Lucky Green Cat"
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Inspired by the Japanese lucky cat Maneki Neko, Duangkamol develops her own Thai version in this pair of felines, "My favorite animal is the cat. I think cats are very interesting and charming. I have worked on several figurines and even some dinnerware in the shape of cats. Even at the kilns, I have some cats around to keep me company." Working with Celadon ceramic, she brings to life this pair of lucky cat figurines finished in light green ceramic glaze wearing pink collars.
Duangkamol's mother sent her to study ceramics with an elder master. From him, she learned the basics but, with diligence, she has mastered this art herself. For Duangkamol, every batch of ceramics is a lesson. She eschews the chemicals common to modern celadon production, preferring instead to use the ancient natural process for glazing. This process is difficult to control. Her 100 percent natural glazes are made from wood ash and straw ash. These materials have been used for generations to define the distinctive crackle particular to celadon. Her workshop is a celadon laboratory with skills handed generously back and forth from master to student and from worker to worker.
The ceramists who work with Duangkamol range in age from 25 to more than 70, and most of them have been with her for years. They enjoy their work and are happy to have a good income. She strives for a stress free work environment. Duangkamol credits the steady orders she receives from Novica customers with reducing her personal stress, and she now feels more free to focus on her art.
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