Ceramic materials are something not always possible to exert total control over. It is the product of a combination of water, earth & fire, with the end result depending on both the hand & the very nature of the elements. Philip Lakeman Ceramic Bali experiments extensively with the aesthetic & the material qualities of these elements, with the view to creating not only a product but also an authentic work of art.

Philip Lakeman Ceramic Bali showcases the design & production of traditional handmade ceramic tile making, using a unique sand casting technique where each tile finished by hand-decorating & glazing. Whether it be the intricate textures of our Deco ceramic tiles or the vibrant surfaces applied to our Urban ceramic tile collection, you are assured of a unique & an exciting journey into the world of ceramic art. Our unique technology combined with handcrafted details sets Philip Lakeman Ceramic Bali apart from other studios. Our products deliver a warm & refreshing statement, inspired by the harmony of natural colours & surfaces.

It is our aim to be at the cutting edge of technical & aesthetic innovation in handmade ceramic tile by studying the materials & production methods that will enable us to always be a reference point for our clientele.

1956   Born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia
1979   Diploma of Art and Design Ceramics , ( Chisholm Institute ) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
1980-1983   Formative travel throughout Europe & USA
1984   Traineeship Ceramics, The Jam Factory Craft Centre, Adelaide,
SA, Australia
1985-1986   Independent Studio, The Jam Factory Craft Centre, Adelaide,
SA, Australia. Formative travel to China
1987   Traveled throughout Europe and America
1988   Established ceramic studio, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
Teaching Ceramics. Randwick College of TAFE, NSW, Australia
1989-1994   Established ceramic studio with Graham Oldroyd, Illawara, NSW, Australia. Design & production of architectural ceramics.
1990-1995   Production & Distribution of tiles Country Floors, Australia
1994   With Graham Oldroyd, established Pesamuan Keramic Seni studio Bali, Indonesia. Director of Design.
1997-2006   Production & Distribution of tiles Walker Zanger, USA
2006-2010   Production & Distribution of tiles Stone Pewter, USA
2010-2015   Production & Distribution of tiles Venus Ceramics International, Indonesia.
2012-present   Sole Owner / Director of Philip Lakeman Ceramics Bali