Ceramic handicrafts from Indonesia

Find the fruits of Masama’s collaborations with artists from the Archipelago.

Puti and Erick, from Artaderau studio.

Puti and Erick are the two main artists in charge of Artaderau studio, in Tegallalang, Bali.

They met each other years ago, during their study, Puti focusing on ceramic arts and Erick, ceramic craft techniques. Since then, they have used their complementary skills and their different visions to introduce the world to beautiful natural objects! Their creations are always happy, positive, and engaged! 

Together, we have created a coffee cup that carries the soul of Artaderau and the values ​​of Masama.

This cup is made from the clay of the paddy fields, in front of their studio and wrapped with a batik belt (traditional Indonesian patterns).

We only produced 12 of them. All unique and carefully crafted here in Indonesia.

Words from Puti...

‘As a handmade, small-batch ceramic studio, Arta Derau loves to have a fun time doing trial and error. Personally, I love vibrant colors and the use of some impossible, rare, fabricated surfaces in ceramic. But one day, I wanted to add Batik pattern into Arta Derau’s collection. Even if strong cheerful colors seem far from the Batik’s roots… In Arta Derau’s Batik range, I tried to relate the stamping feels as well as create a surface that is very unique, that gets its own ceramic character, with potter’s glaze as a finishing. Potter’s glaze is a glaze that has deep roots in ceramic history. It adds fluid colors and effects to smooth the batik’s textures, brushing colors between one another, layer per layer, creating one-of-a-kind final piece. For me, the Parang pattern is the one I relate the most to since my parents are both from Jogjakarta, where it originates. Parang means hill and symbolizes sustainability. It is one of the oldest patterns in Indonesian textile. As one of our experiments at Arta Derau, we collect many types of clays or sands from different places…it made all sense when I met Amandine. She loves our experiments with wild clay (that’s how I call the ‘other’ clay from places beside stoneware, earthenware, porcelain, and bone china), and asked me to make the collection of coffee cup with the wild clay from our studio backyard- the rice paddy field! This wild clay from our backyard was mixed with our stoneware clay, creating a speckled surface with rusting blop! The high iron and other raw material debris on the ingredients of the clay would ‘pop’ inside the kiln. With white matte glaze and a potter’s glaze on the Batik Parang belt, the coffee cup is literally a piece from our studio in Tegallalang, Bali.’

I have met Puti and Erick during my first hand-building workshop. I am eager to learn how to shape soil into useful materials! Their dynamic spirit has impressed me, we talked for long hours about Indonesia, gardening, skateboarding, and motherhood! 

I am so proud to bring a part of their studio into Masama’s list of products! I hope you will feel their warmth while using your cup for your Indonesian morning coffee!