Mothana ceramic formed since 1999 in Sukhothai where the history of the ceramic start in the era of 1238-1351 called sangkhalok, which is the traditional ceramic wear specifically derived from Sukhothai Kingdom. Their products are inspired from sangkhalok but modified it as a Mothana style with the technic of glazing, firing and soil techniques that use local soil as the main, that is, common local stoneware. The glaze is the oxide glaze, high power, they their glaze is homebase and developed the glaze formula by themselves, that has became the glaze of Mothana.
As much as they want to keep the legacy of sangkhalok and family tradition. Khun Mothana once said “My father’s knowledge of making ceramics is very valuable and should not be lost from this world at all” and so the art as well. The technics and source of material is one thing but they never limited their imagination with art. As the customer needs sometime their product can be decorations or food containers.
The word Sangkhalok has different assumptions. Some say it comes from the word “Song Kolok” which means the hearth of the Song. Determination of the age of Sangkhalok from the evidence that Chinese wares and green wares of the Yuan dynasty were discovered in a ship that sank in the Gulf of Thailand named tram boat Age around the beginning of the 19th Buddhist century and a comparative study of Sangkhalok and Ming Dynasty Chinese pottery found in the Philippines. Sangkhalokware has been set to last between the 18th-19th Buddhist century. Sangkhalok production started during the Sukhothai period. but was promoted as an export product and expanded mass production during the Ayutthaya period The production of Sangkhalok utensils has declined since the 23rd Buddhist century.
The Tea Ceremony with the shade of grey
The tea ceremony, also known as Sado in Japanese, is one of the arts with a long history. And is one of the unique art of Japan. If we have knowledge and understand the basic etiquette of tea ceremony, we will gain access to the charm and depth of this ceremony.
Usually when it comes to tea ceremony People probably think of the steps and methods of brewing green tea or “matcha”. In addition to the brewing process There are also subtleties in etiquette. that both the host side and the guest side of the ceremony should practice This is why we often see the English word Tea ceremony, which conveys subtlety and process. as if it was a ritual