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Suwanee Natewong

   Suwanee Natewong was born in Northeast Thailand. In 1975 she moved to Dankwean Village, a traditional pot-making village and began her career as a ceramic innovator and businesswoman. She and her sister and brother in law have worked as partners in Umdang Ceramics, a firm that designs and carves large-scale murals, and designs markets and exports ceramics and other handicrafts worldwide.

   Suwanee had her murals installed in the new studio building at the Archie Bray Foundation, Farmer Museum etc. She and her sister ( Sudarat Koetmongkhol ) as a partner  also has had a mural installed in the queen’s Lodge at PhuKweaw National florest, at many hotels and government buildings.

   Suwanee has demonstrated her techniques in Nepal, Malasia, Australia, Europe, Mexico, China and the United States, and has been funded by moneys from the National Endowment for the Arts, - and  Archie Bray Foundation, LH Projects, and the Asian Cultural Council. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholar in Residence Grant and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M-CC.

   Beyond her ceramic activities Suwanee is frequent interviewee in the Thai media and has appears regularly on T.V. and radio.

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