Wooden Hut

Terra Kultur

Akbar Adhi Satrio, Natas Setiabudhi, Nidiya Kusmaya



Stoneware, Monascus Sp., Aspergillus Niger


The recent growth of independent ceramic studio in Bandung and Jakarta, either art or craft-based studio, has significantly raised public attention to this medium. With a more secure capital and better access to a material supplier, they could continuously develop their design better, primarily in
the colour aspect of their product.

In contrary, many traditional pottery villages in Indonesia that have a long record of history as a ceramic maker such as Singkawang, Banyumulek, Plered, and Kasongan is struggling to survive and hard to compete especially in developing a new range of colour. However, their capacity and skill as craftsmen do have a great potential for exploring texture.

This collaboration research with Natas Setiabudhi and Nidiya Kusmaya tried to fill the gap between that two aspects while also offer another possibility of a colourant which will not depend on the commercial material. The option that this research offers is by using microorganism such as Aspergillus Niger and Monascus sp. to be a colouring agent for the ceramic. Aspergillus Niger offers a black to grey colour-range with a hint of small dot while Monascus sp. Develop a certain range of red with a larger asymmetrical dot.

Name :

Akbar Adhi Satrio

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