Transformation of Pottery Handicraft Industrial Center in Dolon Hamlet of Bayat Sub District, Klaten Regency, Central Java, Indonesia

Joan Hesti Gita Purwasih, Mahendra Wijaya, Drajat Tri Kartono


Traditional handicraft industry should be the solution to poverty alleviation in rural area and cultural preservation media. However, such the assumption does not apply to traditional pottery industry center in Dolon Hamlet nearly to be extinct. The objective of research was to describe the process of transformation in traditional pottery handicraft industry in Dolon Hamlet through structural, cultural and agent changes. This study employed a qualitative approach with phenomenological method. The informants were selected using purposive sampling technique with family analysis. Technique of analyzing data used was an interactive model of analysis. The result of research showed that there were five moments in the transformation process of traditional pottery industry center in Dolon Hamlet. Those moments began with glory, regeneration failure, earthquake disaster and empowerment failure, crisis period dealing with 3-kg gas, and extinction threshold. As a result, old generation tended to maintain pottery handicraft industry with traditional product identity (morphostasis), despite a series of adaptation to organic industrial form. Meanwhile, most young generations moved to other working sector (morphogenesis).

Keywords: pottery, industrial transformation, traditional handicraft, Archer, morphogenetic

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