Upcoming Events



40th Anniversary Raku Ho'olaulea


Memorial Day Weekend 
May 27th to 30th

Camp Mokuleia
68-729 Farrington Hwy
Waialua, HI 96791







Understand the Foundation of Raku

Traditional Tea Ceremony 
Saturday, April 30, 10 to 12pm, UH Manoa East-West Center Tea Garden with the Urasenki Foundation. 
Free to the public.  Followed that same day by...  

Tea Bowl Workshop
Taught by tea bowl master Ed Higa, 12 to 5pm, (bring lunch)
Students are taught to make traditional Japanese tea bowls. Free to the public.

With Guest Artist Ken Kang

Wet Clay Demonstration
Monday May 16, 5:30pm to 10pm reception followed by demonstration of wet clay techniques, UH Manoa Art Department Ceramics Lab.
Free to the public

Guest Artist Lecture Presentation
Tuesday May 24, 5:30pm to 9pm, reception and slide lecture presentation by master Raku artist Kenneth Kang, free to the 
public at The Arts At Marks Garage.
Free to the public 

Raku Events at Camp Mokuleia

"Legends of Raku" picnic and music, Saturday May 28, 3 to 7pm
'Talk Story' with some founders and past artists of Raku Ho'olualea

Community Kiln on Sunday May 29, 12 to 4pm.
Decorate your own Raku tea bowl!  Buy and glaze on site, we fire it so you take it home that night.

Raku Ho'olaulea Exhibit 
Exhibition of Raku Art: Thursday, June 9th is opening reception and award ceremony.  Exhibit closes Saturday, July 2nd at The Arts At Marks Garage, 1159 Nu'uanu Ave, Honolulu HI, 96797.
Free to the public. 

Fiber Hawaii 2016

In, Of, or About Fiber

Saturday August 20th to Sunday September 11th

Opening Reception Tuesday August 20th

This exhibit will feature works “in, of or about” fiber art. Entrants may use any media as long as it incorporates a fiber or textile technique or sensibility. Woven glass, clay or wire, handmade paper, traditional weaving, batik, and fabric painting are some possible techniques that would be eligible. Photography, traditional paintings or prints would generally not be acceptable.

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI

Guest Juror
Glen Kaufman

'Aha Hana Lima 2016

("Gathering of the Crafts") is an annual series of intensive 3-day hands-on workshops and lectures exploring various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber or glass and usually conducted by artist-craftsmen from outside Hawaii.

ASJE 2016


Hawaii Craftsmen celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists and the education of the general public to the value of the crafts. We achieve our mission by increasing public awareness and appreciation of fine craft through community outreach and programs for craft artists. We provide opportunities for continuing education and regular exhibition of member work that supports and sustains a statewide community of craft artists. Our programs provide venues for shared experiences and communication and promote the organization and its members both within and without the State of Hawaii.

Our programs are designed for emerging and professional artists and craftsmen. They typically work with glass, metal, wood, fiber, clay or stone. Our members span generations from founding members (we have several Living Treasures on our roster) to students in art school. The raku program has a youth component and we have watched a generation of budding potters grow up. We take seriously our commitment to reach artist across the state and are the only arts organization to send our jurors to the neighbor islands to select work for our annual exhibition. We plan workshops on neighbor islands each year. On average, 20% or our membership (300+/-) are from the neighbor islands.

Our events are important to the community because they bring knowledge and skill to artists and audience across the Hawaiian Islands about craft in a variety of mediums. Our Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition is the ONLY exhibition that is truly statewide and includes all craft mediums. Our workshops and exhibits are highly anticipated by our members and supporters every year because of the professionalism of the instructors as well as the high quality of the craft exhibited. We strive to bring teachers and jurors from the mainland to bring fresh talents skills and perspectives to our islands. Everyone gains from the experience and it goes both ways Teachers and juror return home with a newly realized appreciation of the fine craft and passionate artists in Hawaii. This knowledge has sometimes opened up new venues for HC artists to exhibit and sell their work. Living so far from other counties and the mainland is important we do not succumb to insularity, but reach out and provide educational programs and exhibition to artist and the public all across Hawaii Art and creativity reach across languages cultures and people of all ages to generate conversion and provide fresh perspective 

For our 2014 programs we provided 634 artist experiences to approximately 250 individual artists. Because our programs are at popular arts venues, Honolulu Museum of Art and The ARTS at Marks Garage, we reached just over 20,000 members of the public.

Hawaii Craftsmen is supported by the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, the Cooke Foundation, the McInerny Foundation, several private family foundations and our members. 
Hawaii Craftsmen 1159 Nuuanu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96817 • info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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