黃柳 Krisaya Luenganantakul
Krisaya Luenganantakul is a ceramic artist and a lecturer. She has taught full-time at Chulalongkorn University, and part-time at Assumption University in Thailand. She has been Artist-in-Residence at several international centers, such as Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park, Japan 2017, the Arctic Ceramic Center, Finland, 2015, Medalta, Canada, 2013, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Maine, USA, 2007-2008. She has also written a number of contemporary ceramic arts articles which have been published in magazines and ceramic journals in Thailand. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. She is also working on practice-based research in Ceramic Arts at Tainan University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan. She graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
Krisaya believes that the power of making things by hand stimulates both the mind and life itself. While working on her ceramic projects with a repetitive process, she finds that making contact with new materials and processes takes time for human muscle memory to adapt. It allows her to understand both the physical body and the mind and spirit of the activity as a meditating process, and as a metaphor of life. She sees the process of creation as fluid and like the act of breathing.