Geoffrey Tjakra (King EpiCai), born in 24 June 1973 in Jakarta, studied Sculpture for his Bachelor in Fine Arts degree at the Mason Gross School of Arts, New Jersey, USA under Prof. Gary Kuehn. In 2007, he completed his Masters degree in Ceramics at California State University, USA, under Prof. Luis Bermudez. In addition to ceramics, he also works with other media such as painting and jewelry. A passionate artists, Geoffrey Tjakra is equally dedicated in sharing his knowledge in many workshops and classes.
His video “Playing with Clay: Face Pots” is in the collection of the American Ceramic Society, Design Chapter, Southern California. His work “Geo Bird” has also appeared in 500 Animals in Clay, published by Lark Books. He has exhibited his works in Indonesia, China, and the USA.
2012– Indonesian Contemporary Ceramic Art—A Progress Report. Art & Ceramics Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
2010– “2nd Opinion”. Group exhibition. Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Indonesia
2007– “Kingdom of EpiCai”. Solo MFA exhibition. California State University Fine Arts Gallery, LosAngeles, California, USA
2007– The President’s Show. The American Ceramic Society. The Clay Gallery, Venice, California, USA
2004– “Kilnopening.edu. South California Ceramic Instructors and their Students”. American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, California, USA
2000– Foreign Student Exhibition. Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Cai Kingdom Artifacts
ceramics, various clay bodies
, various temperature
(cone 06-10), some oxidation
some reduction firing.
Various oxide washes, glazes
and some with acrylics finishes.
Ceramics of variable sizes, dimensions, and quantity