Our Ceramics group just returned from Hawaii Craftsmen's annual Raku Ho'olaule'a, a gathering of local ceramic artists, which culminates in a juried exhibition featured at Mark's Garage. Seven UH artists were included in the exhibition, Daven Hee (UH group leader and UH alum), recent MFA graduate Adam Stratton and the two student leaders, Chad Steve and Dustin Miyakawa. Lauren Jo took top honors, winning the annual Award for Excellence. She will be leaving for graduate school at Alfred University this fall.
Dustin Miyakawa wrote, "It wasn't the easiest weekend, camping out and firing in a thunderstorm. Everyone's tents got flooded or blew over in the wind. Our last pieces came out at around 5AM on Sunday morning after firing straight through the night."
The exhibition will be on view at Mark's Garage from June 8 to 26, with an opening reception on Friday, June 10. The show will feature a community kiln on Slow Art Friday, the 17th of June, where UH students will join other Hawaii Craftsmen members to fire teabowls in a demonstration downtown.
photos by Dustin Miyakawa