Artist Residency Program in Jenggala [Download PDF]
Within the tropical and richly historic environment of Bali, Jenggala Keramik has emerged from a small experimental cotage industry in 1976 to a uniquely refined company of the twenty- first century. A strong forward-thinking sensibility brought together three creative minds of different backgrounds: the late Brent Hesselyn – an artist and potter from New Zealand, the late Wija Waworuntu – a local hotel magnet who contributed in developing the business, and Ade Waworuntu – Wija’s daughter, who contributed in inspiring the Jenggala’s product design to be contemporary yet inserting social aspect and tradition.
Over the past three decades, Jenggala continues to innovate and adhere to the core values of design and quality upon which it was founded to cope with the globalized marketplace. They keep the spirit to produce high quality and well thought-out designs by welcoming various international and local artists to contribute to Jenggala’s development that would enhance the shared spaces and valued traditions for people from diverse and varied background.
Jenggala designs are on the front lines of contemporary trends, aiming to invent products that will appeal and endure. Over the years, it has perfected all of its own clay bodies using fine raw materials, which are shaped with high technical skills. Besides the eight kilns in use to assure the right temperature, each piece is inspected to meet the desired value of good design, durability, and safety.
Jenggala Keramik is located within the Balinese neighborhood of Batujimbar. As a factory, it employs more than a hundred staff members, from those who handle the forming processes until firing; everyone working under one roof. The temperature during the day is rather warm (27-35 °C), and mild at night (22-27 °C). Public transportation modes are available and easily accessible.
Jenggala Keramik Studio facilitates:
- Many gas kilns with temperature reaching 1280 °C
- 2 electric wheels
- 2 banding wheels
- 2 slab rollers
- 1 extruder
- Casting room
- Porcelain: 1280°C
- Stoneware clay: 1200-1250 °C, ivory
- More than 50 kinds of glazes for stoneware and 20 kinds of glazes for porcelain
- Other materials might be provided by request
Note: It is advised to bring/use to bring your personal shaping tools.
Artist will stay in a clean and comfortable dormitory, only 5 minutes walk from the studio:
- A room (Air-Cond) with a bathroom (no hot water)
- Kitchen set
- Wi-Fi connection