44km from the creative hub of Yogyakarta, nestled within Menoreh Hills and the world's largest Buddhist temple, the Borobudur, Klipoh village is a home to generations of artisanal potters since the 9th century.
The Borobudur presence amongst these villages has grossly influenced the arts and handicrafts of Klipoh people, carrying their untold stories and legacy through their clayworks.
Embracing the unique beauty in imperfections, every piece of our clayware celebrates less perfection, and highlights more authenticity. We salvage "flawed" clayware, pieces that didn't make a cut due their imperfect shapes or textures and give them a second chance, but also encourage the potters to break out of their norms, and learn to appreciate unique beauty in everything by creating handmade pieces that honor the freedom of creativity from its makers.
We partner with Supoyo and Arum, a father-daughter duo to bring each creation to life. Using raw materials from their surroundings, they believe in continuing the legacy of their profession and each piece is fairly priced by them accordingly. Every purchase made will not only help the community of Klipoh potters to continue this handiwork, but it will also sustain the local tradition for the years to come. So when we say it’s handcrafted, it really comes from the heart.
Browse the curated selection of our clayware in partnership with the Klipoh potters here.