The 41st anniversary exhibition of Raku Ho'olaule'a is taking place from September 8 to October 7 at Gallery 'Iolani at Windward Community College. Raku Ho'olaule'a is an annual community raku ceramics workshop, firing and campout in a beach park on O'ahu's North Shore. Ceramic artists have been gathering together since 1977 to raku and pit fire pieces together. Approximately 70 potters participated this year as part of a group and the six groups that participated this year are Burn-outs, Kama'aina Potters, Wainae Coast Clay Creations, Hawai'i Potters' Guild, Krackpots, and Windward Community College. Pieces that were fired over the weekend were juried by Marilyn Sochi Naka (traditional) and Shigeru Miyamoto (contemporary). The exhibit features the pieces they chose in both categories.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!