Chanakarn (Punch) Semachai

Chanakarn Semachai, also known as Punch, is a ceramic artist and educator from Bangkok. She holds a BA from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA. Her art explores identity, multiculturalism, and the fusion of sculptural and functional elements, employing color and ornamentation to convey personal stories with a touch of humor. Notably, she experiments with layering colored plexiglass over clay to create unique color filters. She awarded 2022 NCECA Emerging Artist and in the same year she earned Emerging Artist Award through The Ceramics Monthly. She currently teaches creative ceramics at Chulalongkorn University.