Celadon is a name for pottery glazing, an ancient Chinese innovation discovered over than 2000 years ago.
Chinese Dynasty’s courts used the Celadon pottery for years before the relationship between China and Thailand (Siam of Sukhothai Period) has grown, the trading of products and skills were exchanged afterward. Learning from Chinese technology the local Sukhothai pottery maker had developed the skills, built lots of kilns in the area producing the beautiful jade green glazing pottery. The productions in that period were trade to all over the Asian Countries. Up until today Sukhothai period’s pottery pieces are rare and well known to the antique collectors worldwide. The Celadon producing techniques were up and down in Thailand as the year gone by and are now revitalized in the modern type of tableware as well as decorative pieces.
The Celadon glazing mixture is made from two kinds of wood ash mixed with the topsoil after harvesting from the rice field. It’s greenish color glazing gives the glossy surface of the pottery products to be as beautiful as jade. Celadon is a reaction of the natural organic substances blended within the atmosphere of the high fire temperature kiln, the position where the products are in the kiln also a major part to the running of the natural glazing mixture. The age of the two kind of woods to turn them to ash are to be selected, as they are influence the color shading. Each part influences others and turned to be a characteristic of the standard green Celadon. Charming of its glossy but uneven color form the running glazing over the under surface crackling is unique and recognized as each piece will not be identical to others of the same item.
Nowadays, the country’s deforestation has made the two kind of woods are rare as well as the firing control technique has become too complicated in the competitiveness trade situation. As a replacement the chemical copy color’s productions are seen more in the market.
Siam Celadon remains and will keep the processing character of Celadon’s natural wood ashes glazing to our standard green Celadon without alternation as our name is. We wish that our honor customers will satisfy and treasure our totally hand made processing products, which are techniques are traditionally kept over the unchanged years.