The Stories of Art through the Patterns on Ceramic


The Stories of Art through the Patterns on Ceramic

The story of the ceramic patterns is not just about the strokes of a brush or the lines of a sculpture—it’s about the intricate patterns, the profound thoughts, and the boundless imagination infused into every creation. Each piece is a testament to the soul of the craftsman, meticulously crafting meaning and emotion with every stroke.

The article about ceramic work

According to the article from The Support Arts and Crafts International Centre of Thailand, the importance of creating ceramic works is to design them with a unique and high precision. The process of design must take into account the imagination leading to reality and reality going back to influence imagination so that the work has a story to tell the history and reason for the design. The design of each piece is important because all ceramic works use the design process as a starting point. Elevate small ordinary pieces of ceramic works to be a part of creating Benjarong patterns that lead to modern art. There are also modifications to various ceramic works to better meet the needs of today’s consumers. The value of ceramics has been increased through its application for a variety of purposes.

The story of Benjarong

According to the article from The Fine Arts Department, Benjarong is a unique and exquisite pattern that has been passed down for a long time since the Ayutthaya period. The word Benja means five and Rong means color, which indicates the five main colors: red, yellow, white, black, green, and blue for drawing patterns. Currently, there are applications of patterns and colors with more than five main colors. Popular patterns written by Thai artisans include Thepphanom, Norasingha, Kankhot, Kranok, etc.

Kram ceramic

Kram ceramic originates from China. In Thailand, Kram ceramic or porcelain has its origins in 1873, influenced by China, which traded with Thailand. It developed into an evolution of Chinese and Thai cultural arts and became more popular in the years 1968-1643, which coincides with the Meng Dynasty. Thai people consider Kram ceramic to be an ancient collectible that has been passed down from ancestors. Therefore, it is considered a valuable treasure that is popular for collecting until the present day.

Ceramic’s pattern: Modern Contemporary

Nowadays, people have created a Modern Contemporary style to suit modern lifestyles.

THANIYA has used blue color with white porcelain, which is a uniqueness of Kram ceramic, to design a fusion with modern design, according to the brand philosophy: Art x Craft x Contemporary x Oriental x Elegance. Our design focuses on reducing the details of the pattern and combining them with geometric shapes to create a pattern with a Modern Contemporary style. Moreover, the use of green and black to create a fierce and powerful two-tone pattern on white porcelain will make our patterns more match with the new generation trends. However, we still maintain the valuable production process of Thai handicrafts, which is hand-drawing techniques. The skill and experience of each craftsman create a unique identity for each piece. Moreover, we’ve added options to make more use of porcelain.

Thaniya gladfully introduces ceramic patterns with a Modern Contemporary style for everyone to admire the beauty of the story of art. Let’s take a look at each pattern.

THANIYA’s Patterns


It is often used in art and jewelry, such as in home decoration. Furthermore, it is a pattern that represents harmony, closeness, desire, hope, happiness, and peace of mind.



Blue Star
This pattern represents perfection, truth, hope, and being the center of things. Besides, an article from PENNIN states that this pattern is auspicious for people born on Sunday as well.



Pha Khit
It is a pattern that conveys different symbols according to the culture and traditions of each region in Thailand. There is no specific meaning, but it depends on the pattern displayed, such as the Pha Khit pattern on the Buddha statue representing peace in practicing Buddhism.



Connect Coin
This pattern represents wealth and good fortune. In addition, it is a symbol of good fortune, wish fulfillment and prosperity, happiness, peace of mind, and enhanced friendliness.



Kra Tib
It is a pattern that represents happiness and safety. Kra Tib pattern is on products such as kitchenware and houseware to create happiness and safety in everyday life. It also has another meaning about prosperity.


As everyone knows, ceramic has been the artwork of Thailand for a long time. Moreover, it is one of the unique characteristics that have existed in many regions.

THANIYA would like to be a part of delivering ceramic works through a variety of products, whether it’s candles in shapes of ceramic, such as Kram, Tuay, and Cylinder, home decorations, or porcelain plates, etc. Every piece of work is meticulously created with hand-painted patterns by experienced craftsmen in the THANIYA style.

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