Pottery Phu Lantani

Phu Lanta Nee Pottery.
History and significance.
Pottery originated from people's need and want for utensils for food and water. Later, pottery was developed to achieve better quality and more versatility. Each region has its own unique pottery. Pottery is a traditional craft that has been passed down from our ancestors for a long time. In the past, people in Mon focused on making household utensils such as mortars, pots, bowls and jugs molded in simple patterns. which are specially made to give as gifts or to take to the temple or to keep as handicrafts Koh Lanta is an area bordering the coast, so pottery is made in the shape of various sea creatures to represent the uniqueness of the region. and tourists can buy as souvenirs. The emphasis is on using hands instead of machines You can choose the color you like. And it is to use what is available in the community.
Pottery materials/equipment.
Clay is the heart of pottery. The texture of the soil needs to be sticky. The color is soft, yellow or not too black. The soil is firmly clumped, not crumbly. Then compost the soil or let it dry in the sun and let it sit for a while. You can water the soil from time to time to keep it moist. Then put the soil in the soil mixer instead of letting people and buffalo trample it as they used to do. Then set the electric motor and mold. While molding, there must be a blanket of soil to cover the soil so it does not dry out and harden, and covered with a cloth.
A tub of water to soak the clothes. And use it to wash your hands if the soil sticks to your hands too much. Choose freshwater shells that are as big as the palm of your hand. They are used to beautify and smooth the walls inside the container. Pointed wood is a round wood with a pointed end. It has a length of about 80 centimeters. It is used to decorate the lower part and bottom wall of the vessel. Steel or wooden grater Used to decorate, scrape, scrape and write patterns on vessels. Popular use of broken steel clockwork. Or use bamboo bark to sharpen and smooth both sides. It resembles a knife about 20 centimeters long and firewood for firing pottery. Originally, firewood made from mixed wood was used and astragalus was used when needed. Nowadays, wood French fries from sawmills are used as firewood. and use the dried coconut to speed up the fire instead of the astragalus wood. Or use modern stoves that run on electricity and gas.
Contact: Ms. Jiraporn Pandam Tel. 081 - 4793497 Address 14 Moo 2 Tambon Koh Lanta Koh Lanta District Krabi Province 81150 https://www.facebook.com/Phu Lantani Pottery
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