The second post in a series about my trip to Thailand last year. I've put together a video to share with you, the porcelain paintings and other arts I saw in Thailand.
I've made a video about the trip (nothing flashy, I'm still experimenting with an i-phone app called Splice- despite the info on this site, this app works on my iphone 5).
For me this part of any of my art trips, is the best! I get to meet so many talented people, and I only wish that we had been able to see the Thai porcelain painters make demonstrations at this event...this was one of the big reasons why I came to this exhibition! So I tried to make my own learning journey from this, and see and learn as much as I could in the short time we had. The art work in Thailand covers so many styles yet it is also, distinctly Thai- you'll see what I mean; and I love the bright and intense colours too. Thai artistry can go from bold lines, to the most intricate of detail, but there is always a warmth and great heart that I feel looking at the paintings and other art and handcrafts by skilled artisans.
The trip started with a visit to Benjarong Village, I was lucky to have purchased some hand painted porcelain from two award winning artists at the TIPP convention 2012. I still have one more video to make about a really special painting I purchased! The interesting part of traditional Thai painting is that all of the design is painted in liquid bright gold (10%), it's dried, then the powdered pigments are mixed with water to the consistency of runny cream, and painted in the spaces. This dries, and it's fired. All of the work is completed in one firing. There was a demonstration booth at the convention, where I got to have a go at painting in this style- you'll see my effort on the video 😉
I loved all of the other exhibits at the Bangsai Arts and Craft Centre (The SUPPORT Foundation of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand) SACICT. It was a wonderful collection of modern and some traditional art work, including porcelain, silk, clothing, giftware, wooden carvings, other fabric textiles. I really enjoyed visiting the art information section of the gallery where they explained the processes of silk making and porcelain and ceramic decoration.
Here's the video:
Read more about my trip to Thailand 2012 called Tours, events and hairy pancakes in Thailand.
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