Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia

Two potters—a mother and her daughter—hold water-cooling pots. Ban Wang Thua, Khon Kaen province, Northeast Thailand, 1994. Photograph by Louise Allison Cort.

Photo Credits

A team of two potters begins to shape a stoneware jar, observed by a would-be potter in training. The team uses a set of ten wheels, and in the course of a day they complete ten jars, coiling and shaping first the base and lower wall, then the mid-section, and finally the shoulder and neck for all ten jars. Ban Pon Bok, Pon Phisai district, Nong Khai province, Northeast Thailand, 1990. Photograph by Louise Allison Cort.

Digital photography of all museum objects was prepared by Robert Harrell (Sackler collection) and Neil Greentree (Freer collection).

Banner images are by Louise Allison Cort.