of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of national or international reputation to the state to jury entries on Oahu and the neighbor islands (Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i island). The juror also presents a slide lecture at each site.
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.
is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop and camp out, preceded by an Urasenke tea bowl workshop, a public demonstration of clay technique, a slide lecture and a reception for the guest artist. The camp out is followed by a juried exhibition opened by a Tea Ceremony, and firing demonstration.
is generally offered every other year. This exhibition encourages the participation of artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. Fiber as a medium as well as fiber as a concept is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture that is free and open to the public. Sometimes a workshop is also offered.
Our four Film and Video Productions, created for education and outreach have won numerous awards and distinctions. The tiles include: The Hawaiian Quilt--A Cherished Tradition, Legacy of Excellence, Raku Ho`olaule`a and You Be the Judge.
Hawai`i Craftsmen also participates in various community outreach programs such as Second Saturday sponsored by the Hawaii State Art Museum. Individual members are involved in many other volunteer educational and charitable activities.