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“I like to come here with my family and friends. This place is more than a just ceramic house.”

Widayanto Ceramic House
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I came to Widayanto ceramic house in Jakarta (Setia Budi) and Depok (Tanah. Baru) a few time. Widayanto ceramic house in Depok is more bigger than ceramic house in Jakarta. It surrounded by the lush greenery and pollutant ion free air (indeed). You can take your kid to make ceramic there and guided by the expertise ceramic artists. You could also enjoy some cuisine there. High heels is not recomanded here. Just use comfortable shoes to explore this house. There is a souvenir shop here too, so you can buy a beautiful handmade ceramic bells or mugs to name a few.

4  Thank Arie A
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

We visited the outlet in Depok because it was the only outlet that offered a ceramic workshop at that Saturday.

The place is not as in the google maps from the website, but after asking twice we found the place.

The place is really nice with a big house full of art pieces, a galery, and some small garden houses.
We ate at the restaurant, it was also quite delicious.

The ceramic workshop was also interesting. We could either take any of the templates or make something with only the tools. We had about one hour because the clay got quite dry after that. The ceramic guide was very helpful.

Because we can not come back after a few days, the guide will color our result.

In total it was a really nice experience.

Thank martinmetal
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

very hot environment, not much explanation given. Very bad museum shop with not so helpful and knowledgeable staffs.

2  Thank orang_benus
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The artist, F. Widayanto, apparently has 3 outlets you can visit, but we chose this one (as per the address listed on TA) partially because (according to their website) the artist's home is also here. We'd booked a driver for the day and when we showed him the address, he knew how to get to the general area but still had to call to get directions to the exact location - so, do go to the website to get these details.

With the jam, having to stop to call for directions and all, it took us slightly more than 1.5 hours to get here. The sight that greeted us, however, made it worth our while as far as I'm concerned! There is an entrance fee of Rp.10,000, which we quickly paid and were on our way to explore this beautiful place!

What you have here is incredible, especially if you enjoy nature. It's as if you've been transported to the forest filled with trees and shrubs, pretty flowers and butterflies and various animals of the ceramic variety! Then, every now and then, you catch a glimpse of the road to remind you that you're not in the forest after all!

This place is a great display of the artist's work, not in the confines of a shop or gallery, instead it shows you how his (commercial) pieces can fit beautifully into your own home - lots of great ideas can be gotten from just exploring the grounds and the traditionally designed houses on it. There are a few houses within the grounds which you can, apparently, book and stay at. Then, there is the artist home, a gorgeous, gorgeous house of modern design but decorated with traditional Indonesian touches and, of course, the artist's beautiful ceramic works.

We spent about 2 hours here walking around and enjoying the grounds, going on a bit of a 'treasure hunt' in spotting all the beautiful ceramics works so cleverly embedded into the surroundings and taking loads of photos! And if you get tired, there is also a cafe for you to stop at for a breather. There is also a "Ceramics Studio" where workshops are conducted and, of course, you'll need to pay additional for this.

So, even if you think you wouldn't enjoy ceramics, give this place a go and you may just think differently after a visit here! Although the ground may be a recreated forest of sorts, the insects are real - good idea to bring along some insect repellent and apply it before setting off on your adventure! It was overcast with a bit of a drizzle when we visited but if the day is sunny when you intend to visit, a hat/cap may come in handy. Enjoy!

4  Thank GPenaflorida
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Depok is a long way from the city and so it was nice to find this little oasis of calmness and serenity in the madness that is this far south of the city. It is hard to find so be patient and definitely print out the address to show the locals who will point you, eventually, in the right direction.

The gallery is quite small here but we still managed to spend an hour looking the items for sale and the displays. The staff on hand were very kind and very patient.

The grounds are super quiet. Its like stepping into a little jungle spot. There are some tables and chairs spread around the property so you can sit under a tree, or if its raining under a roof or in the cafe and just enjoy the peace and quiet. When we arrived there was a family having a casual game of soccer on the front lawn, and it was lovely to watch them just having fun in the green space.

The cafe is open on the front and sides, nice breeze and it looks out across the gardens and trees. The menu is limited but we all found something nice to eat, nasi goreng, soto ayam and so on. Pricing is very reasonable.

It also looks like you can stay here, there was a bedroom/suite next to the gallery with lovely jungle views and it looked like there were other cabin type rooms as well. I think if you wanted a very remote and quiet weekend away this would be the spot.

The do have a contact studio and give lessons in ceramics for those more dedicated at throwing a lump of clay on the wheel and firing up the over.

All in all, worth the effort and we'll plan to bring overseas visitors here once or twice a year.

6  Thank Aegisint
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