Sometime back in October, the both of us were feeling rather jaded and unmotivated so... we went on a weekend trip to visit Hellorat Project's maker, Rani, in South Jakarta! Well to be more precise, Rani actually stays in Bogor (an hour's drive from Jakarta), so we met up at Tommy's keramik studio, a quaint little ceramic studio in South Jakarta which she works from.
Hand building remains the general basis of pottery making and is definitely the easiest and most fun method to learn (if you haven't read our part 1 on hand building, click here). But there are two other main methods for pottery making - the famed wheel-throwing and slipcast.
Ever since we started on this little journey of ours, we've always wondered why ceramic pieces can have such different forms from each other even though they were all handmade. Months later, we've figured out why and it has to do with their pottery making method!
There are three main methods of pottery - hand building, wheel throwing and slipcasting. In this post, we will be covering the method that has been around the longest - hand building.
Recently, we got in touch with Dima and Nadya Gurevich from Sculpture in Design. They are the hands (and brains) behind those quirky and unique sculpture mugs, as well as the Lush tableware collection on our site! Read on to see what they’ve got to say!