We have the artists in White Temple and in Black Village and now we find another great artist here in Chiang Rai. It is Somluk Pantiboon who is a ceramic artist and before he sat up his pottery outside Chiang Rai he was trained in Japan by the master potter Nakazato Tarouemon in Kyushu.
This is a place you should not miss to visit !
Somluk himself is a ceramic artist and has been showing his art works internationally, but he also has trained the nearby villagers to become skillful potters or pottery workers over the years. Under his leadership, Doy Din Dang maintains high quality craftsmanship in their hand-thrown stoneware and insists throughout on the use of natural resources for creating aesthetic texture and colors on the products while providing non-chemical ingredients in the wares.
The pottery is 12 km outside Chiang Rai, just passing the airport. It is a beautiful place in a beautiful garden with beautiful products. There is also a little coffeeshop there where you can have very good coffee, tea and some good cakes.