Indonesian Ceramic Arts original root are traced to
Hakka Chinese immigrants who migrated to Indonesia early 18th
century. They were instrumental in introducing the traditional ceramic art to
the local art community. However, the western influence in the ceramic art
started in second half of 20th century when the local artists
started moving to the west and bringing backthe knowledge to Indonesia. This
resulted in a wonderful confluence of ‘East’ and ‘West’, which has shaped the
Ceramics Art in Indonesia. Our endeavour has been to support this art and also
unearth these artists and bring them on a global stage.
One such artist is
Chrisina Rou. Christina is an autodidact potter who lives in Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Nowadays she is focuses on tableware product which she
designs and colours or paints by herself. Most of the potteries are inspired by
the nature such as green leaves, blue skies, sandy beach, wavy sea, beautiful
birds and fishes.
Christina first makes her master model by building the
clay with hand throwing technique, and then she burns it in kiln at 700 - 900 Celsius degree.
After burning the clay, the second step is colouring the ceramic with
leadless-glaze. Colouring can be done by various techniques like splashing,
dipping, and painting with brush. After
colouring, the ceramic is ready to be burnt with 1000 - 1200 Celsius
degree. Since her ceramic are coloured with
leadless – glaze, they are safe for food.