Beautifully Affordable Home Decor: Galeri Pot Jakarta

[updated from my second visit there on 2/2/17]

I recently discovered another treasure trove in Jakarta — Galeri Pots on Kemang Timur. It is a pottery heaven of delightful things like pots, vases, lamps, and planters. And they come in all shapes, colours and designs (at very reasonable prices).

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Entrance to Galeri Pot.

Since 1996, Galeri Pot has been designing and manufacturing beautiful pots not only for the local market, but also to export them worldwide (I would think their pots are cheaper here in Indonesia though).

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Pots and vases of every colour to match your house decor.

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Their latest collection.

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Level One.

Their showroom spans two storeys – the first level houses mainly pots, vases and planters; the lamps and lamp shades can be found on the second level. There is even an outside space with huge pots and planters for outdoor use.

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Ceramic jars for your kitchen/dining area.

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Gold, Bronze, and Prada Silver pieces.

In addition to the pots and vases, Galeri Pot also handcrafts classic lanterns and cut-outs that add a touch of charm to any home setting.

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Such a pretty blue-white print! This will serve as a great dining centerpiece.

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Larger vases can double up as umbrella stands in the home.

I’ve been to Galeri Pots thrice so far. The first time with Jia, I mainly window-shopped and browsed their collection. The second and third time with my parents, we came back with 3-4 boxes each time. Always have a soft spot for home decor (much to Agent D’s dismay)!

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Chrimson Blue Collection.

My parents bought a matching vase and lamp for the living room from the Chrimson Blue Collection. Love the deep green tinge (I actually think it’s more green than blue hmm).

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Lamp (left) and vase (right) my parents bought.

While I couldn’t resist getting a vase bottle from their Chrimson Blue Collection and a jade ceramic jar from the new collection.

On my most recent visit, I bought some white decor pieces.

All their pots are 100% handmade and hand-finished. The process is a complex one and involves the following steps (taken from their website):

  • Hand-throwing of clay into desired shape.
  • Left to dry for a few days.
  • Etched artistically by hand.
  • Left to sun-dry for a few more days.
  • Pots are fired in an oven for 24 hours.
  • The finishing or colouring process gives the pots their final look.
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Lovin’ my new display pieces.

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Bought some artificial lilies for the new vase.

P.S. You can custom make lamps with any of the pots in the store. Just inform the staff there and they’ll turn your desired pot into a lamp complete with a lamp shade. 🙂

P.P.S. Browse their extensive collection on their webpage and order direct through there: http://www.jcs-pottery.com/. Each order takes about 6-8 weeks to complete.

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I ordered a milky white leaf-cut tall vase. Can’t wait to see it in two months time!

Alternatively, drop by their showroom to take a look! It is just down the road from Cahayalampu, which I mentioned in a previous post.

Enjoy shopping! xxx

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Small little things that make a difference. 🙂


Galeri Pot
Jalan Kemang Timur No. 58R
Jakarta Selatan 

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Our Lil’ Housing Project

After the very painful defects inspection process which took longer than expected (you can read more about it here: Our New Nest & The Defects Inspection Process), our new home is finally coming together. WHEE.

As we are currently stationed in Jakarta, I had to resort to buying all my lights online and having them shipped to my parents’ home in Singapore. They would then help me pass the lights to my contractor for installation. Along the way, I would take snapshots of how I wanted the house to look and mom would liaise with the contractor on my behalf.

Here are some pictures of what has been done so far. Let me take you on a virtual house tour! 🙂

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Living room.

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Feature wall and TV console just completed today.

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Pendant lights over dining area.

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Birdcage pendant at main doorway entrance.

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Tape lights for the kitchen (so I can spot worms hanging out on my vegetables!!)

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Track lights for the study.

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Master bedroom.

One good thing about being based in Jakarta is that we are able to collect pieces of artworks on our travels around Indonesia. Indonesians are such talented artists, really! More often than not, Agent D has to rein me in whenever I pass by an art shop/chance upon an online art store. :/

And the best thing yet?! Custom-made frames in Jakarta are inexpensive compared to Singapore! (See post on Lovely Custom-made Frames in Jakarta: Setia Jaya Frame & Mirror.)

Here are some art pieces I recently framed for the new home:

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In addition to the paintings, I also lugged back the Scandinavian clock I bought in Jakarta. Agent D was like, “Aiyoh why you bother?!!”

Sigh guys don’t understand. zzz

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Scandinavian clock up on the wall.

As well as the perfect wooden box for my daily caffeine fix. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Isn’t it so pretty!!

Will update again when my curtains are up. Crossing my fingers they’ll look okay on the walls! x