Nora Thamthanakorn sees the potential for creativity in discomfort, and the potential for beauty in decay. Nora's stunning deconstructed ceramics will be showing at Alpha60 this month as part of the Craft Cubed Window Walk. 

What’s the significance of the handmade to you?

For me there is this different fulfilling sense when you touch or see something handmade. To know that there are time and effort involved in the making process really provides that special values to any finished works or products.

What is your earliest craft memory?

Baking is my earliest handmade memory. It was a muffin that was not very well cooked.


What is your philosophy or motto when it comes to creativity?

I think creativity comes from anywhere, at anytime and often without us being aware of those moments. It is important to keep working and making. I also believe that limitation and discomfort can be keys for driving creativity.

How would you describe your studio or making environment?

My studio is full of natural light, books and clay. It is currently a tiny space on the 2nd floor of my apartment.


What is your dream craft collaboration - if history and geography and money was no barrier?

My dream would be to collaborate on a sculpture with Xavier Corberó.

What other Craft Cubed events are you excited about? 

I really love Night Vision by Troy Emery and very excited to see Where You Rest by Amy Kreitals.