[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).
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).
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.
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.
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)!
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).
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.
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.
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
Jalan Kemang Timur No. 58R