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Minggu, 29 Agustus 2010

Classic Flower Motive Terracotta 10x10cm

Size : 10x10 cm
Thickness : 1 cm
Price : IDR. 3500/ pc
Purpose : Wall

Sabtu, 28 Agustus 2010

Octagonal Terracotta

Width : 30 cm
Thickness : 2 cm
Price : IDR. 11,000/ pc
Purpose : Flooring

Terracotta 20x20cm

Size : 20x20 cm
Thickness : 2 cm
Price : IDR. 6,000/ pc
Purpose : Flooring, Wall

Hexagonal Terracotta

Width : 20 cm
Thickness : 2 cm
Price : IDR. 7,500/pc
Purpose : Flooring

Rabu, 09 Juni 2010

GK Works Terracotta Design Collection.

Terracotta 30x30 cm

Size : 30x30 cm
Thickness : 2 cm
Weight : 3500 gr
Price : IDR. 8500/ pc
Purpose : Flooring, Wall

Sabtu, 05 Juni 2010

Motive Terracotta 7x7 cm for Wall

Size : 7x7 cm
Thickness : 1.7 cm
Weight : 140 gr
Price : IDR. 2,500/ pc
Purpose : Wall, point.

Sabtu, 13 Februari 2010


Size : 30x30 cm
Price : IDR. 21,000/ pc
Purpose : Wall, point.

Rounded Classic

Size : diameter 10 cm
Size : diameter 10 cm
Thickness : 1.6 cm
Weight : 230 gr
Price : IDR. 3,500/ pc
Purpose : Wall, point.

Minggu, 03 Januari 2010

New Motive 15 x 20 cm.

Size : 15x20 cm
Thickness : 2.2 cm
Weight : 900 gr
Price : IDR. 5,000/ pcs
Purpose : floor , wall

Size : 15x20 cm
Thickness : 2.2 cm
Weight : 1000 gr
Price : IDR. 8,000/ pcs
Purpose : Wall, point.

Rounded Chakra.

Size : diameter 10 cm
Thickness : 1.6 cm
Weight : 220 gr
Price : IDR. 3,500
Purpose : Wall, point.

New Motive 30x30 cm : Experimental Color.

Size : 30x30 cm
Thickness : 3 cm
Weight : 2700 gr
Price : Color IDR. 26,000
Original IDR. 21,000
Purpose : Wall, point.

New Motive 40x40 cm : United Leaf Style.

Size : 40x40 cm
Thickness : 3 cm
Weight : 6000 gr
Price : IDR. 45,000/ pcs
Purpose : Wall.

New Motive 40x40 cm : Colonial Style.

Size : 40x40 cm
Thickness : 3 cm
Weight : 7000 gr
Price : IDR. 40,000/ pcs
Purpose : Flooring, Wall.

Minggu, 16 November 2008

Gede Kresna Works’ Small Industry of Terracotta.

There is high interest of terracotta as an architecture material nowadays, especially for restaurants, villas and houses, but it is still very low compared with ceramics use. Meanwhile, technically and artistically, terracotta material has its own superiority. It relatively has more stable temperature than ceramic, thus it is warm in the evening and cool in the afternoon. As handmade material, terracotta has its own exotic sense which can’t be found in other materials. Moreover, with its production process with almost-reach-zero pollution stage, terracotta should be considered as an alternative material by those who concern with environment issue.


Every order of terracotta at GK Works takes 3 weeks to 1,5 months, depends on the weather. For huge order over 10.000 pieces, it will take 2 – 2,5 months. Order will start to be processed after deposit payment of 50% of total order value.

For standard size of terracotta 30x30cm, order can be finished faster since GK Works always has ready stock of about 2000-5000 pieces.

Transportation and Delivery

Transportation has been an issue for most small industry recently, for GK works as well. Considering of GK Works market which is mostly from outside Bali, transportation takes an important rule in price determination.

For example, standard terracotta 30x30cm with unit price Rp.8500 in Bali will cost at about Rp.10,000 to Rp.11,000 in Jakarta, with assumption of transportation fee from Bali to Jakarta is Rp.4.500.000 for Fuso Truck with 9 tonnages capacity. A Fuso can carry 2650pcs of terracotta, or about 250 square meters. So the price of GK Works’ 30x30cm terracotta in Jakarta is Rp.110,000 to Rp.121,000 per square meters.

Modern Image.

Besides traditional terracotta, GKW also produces modern style terracotta. These modern styles are usually used for walls, to get urban nature image. GKW also produces terracotta which is designed by customers themselves, as long as it can be realized technically.

Terracotta Standard Size for Flooring

From the fireplace, we move terracotta to the warehouse. The terracotta is ready to be sold. The price depends on the size and design. If self-label used, there will be additional fee of Rp. 1.000.000.

Sizes are varied from 12x12cm, 15x15cm, 20x20cm, 25x25cm, 30x30cm and 40x40cm. Terracotta with hexagon and octagon shapes are also available.

Fresh from the Oven

Burning period is over. Pieces of clay which was just like a chocolate change to maroon. This is terracotta’s color. The aroma is so fresh and natural. Up to this stage, all hard works done seem to be meaningless. Because we have changed a pile of something which seems useless become a meaningful natural material.

Burning Process

After all terracotta pieces are sun-dried well, it is the time to put them to the fireplace. The fireplace capacity is not so big. It can only store about 1500 pieces of 30x30cm terracotta. Burning process takes 20-22 hours. It means a person has to be awake in order to keep the continuing heat from the coconut skin as its fuel. If the fire is not well-controlled, it may result broken terracotta at the bottom or “young” ( lack burning ) terracotta at the top, this will cause a fragile quality of terracotta.

Drying Process

Drying process is very tiring. If there is good sun light, it needs 2 days continuously to dry the clay. Imagine if sun light is interfaced by clouds and rain, the whole process will take much longer. However, the real difficulty in drying process is that we always have to turn the clay over all day. We have to turn it over at least 4-5 times a day, if one side only is sun-dried, it will make the clay curved. That’s why this process is very exhausting for the worker, because they have to do the pressing along with entering sun area all the time.

Exposed Process

Sized molded clay is exposed in a room without direct sun light access. After it is firm enough, exposing process will be moved outside. This process takes 2-3 days in total. After finished, molded clay will be stored in a warehouse for at least 3 days before it is ready to dry.

Labelling Process

After taken up, the chocolate pieces are labeled to specify them from other companies’ products. Sometimes the label has certain design according to customer’s logo, for example a villa or restaurant logo. This makes GKW terracotta more private since it is made based on its user’s need.

Clay Pressing Process

Clay pressing process uses a very simple machine. Clay bars are put on a certain mold according to our need, for example 30x30cm, 20x20cm, etc. With one spin, the mold will be pressed by a steel plat, this will make the clay inside pressed. After sometime, the plat is lifted, and there we can only see a chocolate-like clay plat. This plat is then cleaned by spatula, being right-angled, then taken up.

Clay Cleaning and Milling Process

Before processed, clay must be cleaned from plant roots, stones and other trash. After cleaned, it is mixed with a little sandstone soil to avoid breaking during burning process. Both kind of soil then mixed well.

After mixed well, clay will be milled by molen machine. The result is clay bars just like chocolate. These chocolate bars are then stored in a room protected from sun light, and ready to mold.

A Glimps About Terracotta

Terracotta has been existing since long time ago. Its discovery areas are all over the world. Where clay soil found, there we can find terracotta. So terracotta was not a special thing actually. But, by technology development, the use of terracotta is left behind, replaced by the use of other materials. For example flooring terracotta, we rarely find this kind of flooring, it is replaced by modern factory-made ceramics, it is cheaper and precision. Meanwhile, the value of terracotta is not at such modern, cheaper and precision point, but at its function as healthy flooring.

We can take an example in Bali, terracotta is used for old persons’ houses. The reason is because terracotta has more stable temperature than other flooring materials. In the afternoon, it relatively cool and in the evening it is not too cold.

The use of terracotta is not limited for flooring only. GKW makes some terracotta designs for wall. Naturally, terracotta wall also has more stable temperature than cement wall. Besides floor and wall, terracotta can be also used for tiles and some of its accessories.

Most of all, terracotta is an alternative to create healthier and more natural buildings and the most important it is very much cheaper.