Putu Oka Mahendra
Ceramic tableware and decor in Bali and Java
Oka Mahendra opened a showroom in memory of his mother... She was a woman full of energy and highly self-confident.Putu Oka Mahendra was born in the Tabanan regency of Bali on June 12, 1966. His mother, Made Tantri, pioneered ceramic artistry in 1980. She was a woman full of energy and highly self-confident. When she first started she undertook the entire crafting procedure by herself - from creating the design until finishing the product. She gradually developed a reputation for fine design and high quality and people started placing so many orders that she saw the need to hire assistants. In 1990, when Tantri passed away, Oka Mahendra took-over her work, and eventually opened a showroom in her memory.
To create his designs, Oka Mahendra finds inspiration in the luscious flora and fauna of Bali. In 1993, he was the third place winner for his ceramic designs in the Lomba Ceramic Design contest. Oka Mahendra has exhibited his handcrafted items at the Asian Trade Fair (ATF) at Jakarta in 1993 and participated in exhibits in Jakarta (1995 and 2000), Bali (1997-1998) and recently at the Korean and Hong Kong Embassies in Jakarta (2001).
172 items by Putu Oka Mahendra
43 Testimonials for Putu Oka Mahendra
I got 3 pieces of pottery to go together but given separately; cooking/condiment jars, anniversary/sugar & creamer and Christmas/tea set...
These ceramic pieces are charming and playful. The colors go with every décor, I especially love the tea sets with cups, saucers, pots and condiment trays. These make lovely wedding or shower gifts. I liked them so much I have my own set as well. I also love the banana leaf vases and serving dishes. Well made, well glazed, beautiful pieces!
DEAR MR . MAHENDRA, TODAY I RECIEVED MY PURCHASE ""JADE MINALISM"" I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THE VINEGAR AND OIL CRUETS. I FIND THAT THEY ARE VERY ELEGANT IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY. I WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS. M. WILK