Somluck Pantiboon, a celebrated Japan-trained Thai master ceramicist, extrapolates his 3D
sculptural forms across flat surfaces to produce paintings using clay pigments. Together with his
wife Tamako, Somluck founded the Doi Din Daeng Pottery Center in Chiang Rai. Here he
fuses Japanese and northern Thai techniques into works with a distinctly earthen look. His
constant oscillating between abstract painting and the sculpting of useful objects serves to
promote his artistic and teaching belief that “Art must be in harmony with society.”