The Hawai'i Craftsmen 2017 Exhibition is taking place at the Honolulu Museum of Art School from October 25 through November 10. The visiting juror is Magdalene Odundo who also taught two workshops on O'ahu and the Big Island while she was here. I had a chance to meet her after one of her lectures at the Honolulu Museum of Art. During the question and answer period someone asked her where she got inspiration for her pieces. She told us the following story: One day in London she was getting ready to get on a train and she saw a lady get off the train whose appearance struck her. She was tall, slender, very pregnant, wore high heels, and had her hair tied up in a bun that stuck out far behind her head. She made a few sketches while on the train and that became the inspiration for one of her vessels!
Below are all of the ceramic pieces in the exhibit. I didn't submit anything this year for several reasons.