I can’t believe we’re a week away from it being February already. Where are the days going?!?
Very exciting time for us though as we unveil our latest range of Dinner Plates exclusively within Urban Kandy.
What’s so special about them?
Each piece are individually hand painted by our very talented local artist Janet Lin. More about Janet Here.
We were very excited to “break” them in (for display purposed only) during our formal Christmas dinner party.
At the moment, we have 20pieces of 3 designs. This are our Palm Tree motif plates.
…our Fern Leaf motif
…and our Flower Bud motif.
Let’s talk about Celadon.
Not many of you would know that by definition, “celadon” stands for the pale green or greyish-green glaze used to coat the classic pottery of China, although this term now denotes the pottery itself. Originating about 3,500 years ago. The finest celadon was reserved for the imperial palace. During the reign of the Sung Dynasty Emperor Huizong (1101 to 1125 A.D.), potters created Ru celadon with a sky-blue crackled glaze. Some Ru celadon still exists, considered among the finest examples of Chinese celadon.
The unique green celadon glaze is a result of iron oxide’s transformation from ferric to ferrous iron during the firing process ~ 2400° F (1300° C). The thickness of the glaze is also important. The cracks won’t form if the glaze is too thin, and they will collapse if the glaze is too thick.
In the 15th century, Chiangmai became a new area of celadon production. However, between the 16th and early 19th centuries, celadon production ceased in Thailand during this period of conflict with Burma. In the early 20th century, celadon manufacturing resumed, replicating the ancient standards of Si Satchanalai. Today’s production remains faithful to the past, except for machines and molds for selected items like plates.
Urban Kandy proud to carry a gorgeous range of these earthly (Oven, Dishwasher and Microwave Safe) tablewares of Thai Celadon and Terracotta serving dishes and bowls. Visit our online store here to have a look at our full range of items.
Vase images from here. Celadon bunny from here. Flower vase image from here. Celadon plate image from here.