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Natas Setiabudhi

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Modular Dualism

These are my latest works (2015). I made modules configuration into figure object. The idea was inspired by rubin vase picture (the ambiguity of face or vase). The picture was very popular for gestalt psychologist at that time.

The form concept is still positive and negative. The concept had been using in last 7 years. If you see the pictures looks same (optical illusion), but if you getting closer there are positive and negative modules. Earlier I used only 2 types of modules, this works used 12 modules. The main shape is collaborating prism and cube. If you look from front just see 2 types of triangle, 2 types of parallelogram, and 2 types of square.  
Modular Dualism #1

Modular Dualism #2

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale #3 (Continued)

Kandura, Indonesia
A. Mahamart, Thailand

A. Joedawinata, ID

Yi Hui Wang, Taiwan

Yee Sookyung, Korea
Yoichiro Kamei, Japan

Wan Li Ya, China
Zia Fauziana, Indonesia

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale #3

Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale  (JCCB), an international contemporary art even, holds its third edition from September to October 2014. Works are now classified into three groups: art, design, craft and tradition. Curators Asmudjo J. Irianto and Rifky Effendy chose the theme COEFFICIENT EXPANSION, as a metaphor of the most recent developments of ceramic art praxis that have become more extensive.

The paragraph above is an introduce of Nia Gautama in catalogue of JCCB #3. If curious you can read the catalogue in pdf file. 

Geoffrey Tjakra, Indonesia
Roslan Ahmad, Malaysia

Fitri Meilani, Indonesia
Alfredo Eandrade, Argentina

Eldwin Pradipta, Indonesia
Natas Setiabudhi, Indonesia
Natas Setiabudhi, Indonesia

Sarah Younan, Wales

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Positive and Negative

This is my latest work telling about positive and negative. Today, good and evil hard to make differences. If you see the artwork from certain angles and distances it will look same module. 

Actually there are two group modules on the right and left sides. The right side is positive module (cube and pyramid +) and the left side is negative module (cube and pyramid -). The dimension are height 5 cm, width 5 cm, depth 5-7 cm. I use the zirconia glaze which have temperature 1230 degree celsius.        

Friday, May 9, 2014

Experiment with Glazes

I tried to modify the glazes effect by combining of two colors of glazes. It had a satisfactory results. The application techniques are dipping and spraying. But the effect was little bit unpredictable because it depends the feel factor when you glazing. Different in thick of glazes make the result will be different. 

To make rough textures of glazes don't use the spray gun, you just can use the simple manual spraying for killing the insect. Do not spray evenly for a good results.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Trying Make a Sculptural Ceramic

This was my new configuration of modules. Usually I configured the modules on wall like a "painting". For refreshment, I tried making a sculptural ceramic. The work have length 19 cm., height 15 cm., and width 5 cm. Another difference is the kind of clay I used. The kind is red earthenware clay which have temperature 900-1100 celsius degree and not to be glazed. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Angled Wheel Throwing, Bayat, Indonesia

A few weeks ago, around 27th February until 1st March 2014, the students and lecturers of Craft Department of Bandung Institute of Technology went to ceramic center of some area in province of Central Java  and D.I. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Actually there was three ceramic center that we were visited, i.e. Klampok Banjarnegara (Central Java), Kasongan (D.I. Yogyakarta), and Bayat, Klaten (Central Java). All of them use earthenware clay, but they have own character. Banjarnegara clay are harder and finer than others therefore used for utility wares. Banjanegara is well known with the teapot set (teapot, cup, and saucer), just naked clay and colored with slip and burnished.

Among the ceramic centers that we were visited, the most amazing one were Bayat, Klaten. The uniqueness of this center are the way of how they produce the wares. The conventional wheel throwing that we know, the structure is made of woods or steal and the position of  top bat is perpendicular. If you see carefully the picture above the position of top bat is angled and for rotating squeeze the bamboo over and over by left foot.  As you see the pictures, the students were learning how to make a pot by that wheel. The others uniqueness are the maker of pot all of them are women and they could make a pot faster than by conventional ones. But the most proud as Indonesian, the tool is only in Indonesia, fabulous!