Friday, October 14, 2011

Ceramic Workshop before Exhibition 6th-12th Oct,11

Mirjam Veldhuis , the ceramic artist from Holand. She is our mentor in the workshop. The concept is about "Skin Matters". She told us to used some pattern, look a like a flower with many petals as a brain storming method. That is , in my opinion, really works well! :)

My sketch of the brain-storming idea. On the center we wrote skin, and next petal we wrote anything random which still conected with skin. And every next word have related with the word before and so on, but randomly. Then the word on last petals will be far away from Skin Matters. That i choose TV. How come Skin related to TV?? hehe, now that is the challenge.

Many idea growth in my brain. But after i wrote it, i choosed to make a wallpaper as an identic thing with TV. Well, usually we watch TV in the Living room. And Living Room in nowadays or even in old time, use wallpaper as the wall decoration in house, replace the paint.

And wall..somehow, we called a witness that can hear what we do in the room. They can not see or speak. I interpretationed it with ears popping out from the wall through the wallpaper.

Anykinds of ear, because i dont know, whats in there.. but i know they really wants to hear us.

i used "hand built" technique to make the ear

ears on wallpaper!! i did soo many ;D

and these one is the furniture in the Living Room as another display props. I spray them all white

Ceramic Exhibition 6th-12th October 2011

"Ready ,Set, Go.. Who's The Winner?!"

Treat your wall as a human, Cover them with wallpaper as their Skin, They might hear what you do in the room within. -Afini Dwinastary-

Stoneware, Colored Slip, Glaze, 1250*C, Hand Built, Various Dimenssion, 2011

I have concept and i have story for the tittle of my work in this exhibition. As i told you before, my concept comes from the tittle of the workshop,"Skin Matters" by Mirjam Veldhuis, ceramic artist.

I choose wallpaper as the skin. That cover the wall. In my perception, wall is the silent witness that only can hear. That's why , they wanted to hear what we do, untill their ear pops up from the wallpaper.

Then i made the display not only simple display, but i want it to have a story. I set them as a living room from my TV idea in the recent brain storming. As i see my ceramics are many. Some I've made it welldone, some i made it crack, or torn on some part.

So, my story of the display is about competition of applying wallpaper in the room. There are two room. One still messy i called it "Un-fini-shed Room" . Another one is already tidy and clean i called it "Fini-shed Room".

"Un-fini-shed Room"

next side "Un-fini-shed room"

"Fini-shed Room"

next side "Fini-shed Room"

outside "Fini-shed Room"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Workshop and Exhibition for Oct 2011

yiippy!! an Exhibition again..

as i wish i want to have them at least once a year..

I am glad those goodluck came to me after my birthday. Here's the story..

After I left Bali, i wanted to make my decision of being an artist (i hope this will last forever ;P) or being a good furniture/product designer; REAL.

Then, i went to Bandung on my birthday, September 10th , 2011. I wanted to refresh my self , hang around with my closest friends. Being in Bandung feels like hometown too for me. I have studied here for 5years in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).

My friend ask me to join some workshop. I was surprised that is Ceramic, things that i haven't touched before. And again, I will say YES! for learn new things !!

I've got more exited , because the artwork of that workshop will be exhibit, after.

Anyway, for futher information , i have coppied these text of that workshop:

(click the tittle,will guide you to the complete photos)

Ceramic Workshop Mirjam Veldhuis and Mella Jaarsma

“The aim of the workshop was to get into an experimenting mood on the subject of skin. Participants were invited to follow their intuition on it. This exhibition is showing the result of their individual processes and is not so much about finished pieces of art.”

Exhibition : 6 – 12 October 2011

Opening : 6 October 2011 at 19.30

Galeri Soemardja FSRD ITB

Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung. West Java, Indonesia

Open daily from 09.00 – 17.00


Afini Dwinastary Agia Putri Akbar Adhi Satrio Antonio Sebastian Bonggal J. Hutagalung Chany Foresty Damar Ayu Cahyani Dessy Safira Dodi Hilman Herra Pahlasari Lidyawati Lim Maria Josephina Rizki Andina Soekrisno Sekarputri Sidhiawati Siti Nur Fauziana Tania Andina Kardin Tisa Granicia Zulkarnaen Andries Omar

Mirjam and me

a view of us, the participants

3months in Bali

my illustration for the bottom of the candle

another water colour rendering for LifeStyle and Home Department at John Hardy

the detail of my water colour rendering, i change the silver pattern

3months in Bali

Learning Water Colour

Oh wow! it's been a long time i didn't update my blog. I had some holiday trip to Japan, Singapore and Bali. And the last one was the place that i had some trial work as a Life Style product designer.

Yes, i had worked only 3months in Bali, ehehheehe.. not because i am lazy. it's just I can't push my self for something that not in my passion. Actually I intended to be a Silver Jewelry designer , i want to learn new things besides furniture or else in Product Design.

Thats why i dont mind at all to leave my hometown for the famous international silver jewelry company,
John Hardy. Which I can have a great opportunity for my portfolio. But as they know my major is Product Designer, they want me to be the product designer for home decoration, office merchandiser, and some request project; they called it LifeStyle and Home Department.

Still I did my best for the position, i am happy to work there too. Even i miss for a colourfull images of free design like i did for PT. Toimoi Indonesia before (I feel that i am fit in to that images). Day by day goes, evidently, i still think to get back to my hometown if i cant get the Jewelry Designer position in the company. I want to choose another option of my career destination for art and continue my furniture passion.

So.. to be honest for myself and company, i didn't continue the trial. But i am glad that the boss understand my descission and all the worker are very kind to me, since beginning until the end. On my last day in Bali, they've gave me great prepared farewell party. I really hope i can stop by to the office when i visit Bali again someday.

It was not any regret, all of the jobdesk was fun and i did learned how to rendering with watercolour , and here they are..

sea shell with silver trophy 1

sea shell with silver trophy 2

sea shell with silver trophy 3

sea shell with silver trophy 3

sea shell with silver trophy 4