Innovation of created souvenirs from Dan Kwian pottery wisdom to acknowledge the local youth

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Kriangkrai Duangkhachon


This research aimed to apply the knowledge from the original wisdom to the innovation and technology to develop community products to be contemporary. The objectives were to create the work from the history of Dan Kwian pottery clay and create souvenirs from the clay sculptures of Dan Kwian using the innovation of prototyping from 3D printing through the ceramics process along with packaging design. The research also aimed to convey the knowledge to the youth in community through the creation of souvenirs from clay sculptures for sale. The results of the research indicated that the clay sculpture of Dan Kwian pottery had many forms of various type of animals, including clay sculptures of realistic owl, fish flicking tail, eagles and turtles. The sculptor’s productions were from various animal sculptures according to their expertise. The next processes were to take a snapshot by photographing the workaround; write it in 3D form using the Z-Brush computer program; and print it with 3D printer using PLA filament plastic lines to brief the prototype of the clay pottery souvenirs. Then, a plaster mold for slip casting of Dan Kwian was produced. The experiment of the clay body using raw materials including Dan Kwian clay, construction sand, and Kaolin was created a triangle table to find the ratio of all 36 formulas, and baked at 900 and 1,200 degrees Celsius. It was found that the clay body formula was 23 (60% of Dan Kwian clay, 20% of construction sand and Lampang Kaolin). It was casted quickly and could be removed as well. It was suitable to be chosen as a formula for creating souvenirs. The packaging design was a graphic design that relates to the product, and was inspired by color schemes related to pottery including clay, water, and fire to make the patterns interesting, attached with product information.


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