Inspired by the famed Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru, also known in Japan as "the three wise monkeys," the celadon ceramists design three lovely ceramic cats. The proverb "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" is associated in Asia with being of good mind, speech and action.
To craft these statuettes, the master artisans firstly cast a clay mix inside moulds. Once solid enough, the pieces are removed from the moulds and engraved, carved and detailed by hand. When fully dried, they are then fired in the kiln at a temperature of about 800 degrees Celsius. Next, the pieces are dipped in a glaze mix and left to dry. Once fully dried, they are fired again in the kiln at a temperature of about 1,300 degrees Celsius. The surface of these celadon cat statuettes is glossy, light green and highly crackled.
These figurines may vary slightly in colors, motifs, shape and weight. The exterior may also show some tiny flaws in the glaze.
Size (each): 5.0 cm W x 9.0 cm H x 4.5 cm L
Weight: 0.279 kg
Materials: Celadon ceramic.
About the Supplier:
These celadon statuettes are handmade in a small workshop in northern Thailand.