International Seminar and Workshop on Contemporary Ceramics
On January 19-23, 2015, the Faculty of Industrial Technology led by Ajarn Weera Nattratip, the Dean, together with the faculty personnel: Ajarn Watchara Wachirapattarakul, Ajarn Pramote Pinsakul, Ajarn Kritsadakon Chuemklang, and the other faculty staff organized the international seminar and workshop on the contemporary ceramics in order to preserve art and cultural heritage, to promote and carry on local wisdom, to support students’ activities, to develop creative economy-based research and to provide academic services.
Moreover, the seminar and workshop under the project “Integration of Ceramics Research within the ASEAN Community Network” was also held to express the highest gratitude to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the auspicious occasion of Her 60th Birthday Celebrations, 2nd April 2015. Many activities were carried out in order to present arts on the earth with beauty and uniqueness, for instance, seminar on “Past, Present, Future of International Contemporary Ceramics”, exhibition of international ceramics, and demonstration process of producing stoneware following the culture found in Bankruad Kiln in Buriram Province. There were about 50 researchers and scholars of well-known institutes from both Thailand and overseas participated in the seminar and workshop: Chulalongkorn University, Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan.
The following were the main purposes of organizing the seminar and workshop: To create bodies of knowledge, to promote collaborations with other national and international organizations and institutes, to cultivate students with local wisdom, to develop creative economy-based research, and to offer academic services.
Moreover, the activities were presented so as to express respect for ancestors who utilized their local wisdom to create accepted earthenware-ceramics for the world and also to establish Buriram residents’ pride which will lead to preserve invaluable cultural heritage of the country.