this is my recent artwork for Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Bienalle, which held on September 2014. the process are pretty quick, since i only join on a last month. so i guess i was mixing all together.
the journey to find my inner peace and its relationship with a material somewhat called ceramic are a love/hate relationship. its combine sweats, tears, and a little blood to make my way from there to here-mentally. every words would be understatement, but the point is, ceramic change me.
i was in love with anything handmade an personalized since i was little girl. grow up in Jakarta is about instant effort because the city have this fast development and mass feel. i join the ceramic studio because i love anything handmade. like literally full of touch, tactfulness, and somehow i feel i can explore more fields with ceramic, such as craft, design, or even a chemistry.
it have been 8 years that i was familiar with this material. but it only less than a year that i can make a living from it, not only from derau but either from my artwork. i think to be an artist, i can use a very infinite material-depends on the idea.
in this stage, i think the wisest way to say my urge was with ceramic. no matter what fields you in or explore, its was moist at the beginning, because the clay-it contain water-like us. you can do whatever you want to do with it and it will record your move. and that imprinted touch will not always be like the way it is. it can evolve into something we can not recognize after out from the kiln. its like giving our trust into the nature. yes we can calculating it to be precisely like we wanted to. but theres always a suprise in ceramic. anyway, whatever you will be, remember that there always a change to the temporary possibilities. but don't forget our roots, since we will always growing.