Gail Hazlehurst

Ceramic Sculpture
Coral Head


Copper Sea Spiral


Sea Spiral


Coral Reef Wall Sculpture


Coral Reef Wall Sculpture



website: www.gailhazlehurst.com


BIOGRAPHY

Gail Hazlehurst is a sculptor working in clay and has a B.F.A. degree from University of Hawaii, audited a course in Exhibition Design and Gallery management by Tom Klobe and has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University. Her sculptures have been exhibited in juried art exhibits on Oahu and Maui.

Gail is also the owner of Creative Clay Company which coordinates and teaches clay hand-building classes for adults and children and she has taught classes at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu (as volunteer Education Chair from 1997 - 2006), several private and public schools on Oahu, the girl scouts, and for the home schoolers. Gail also worked as one of the Gallery Directors for Hawaii Pacific University from 1987-1993 and is a past board member of the Friends of the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu and Hawaii Craftsmen.

Artist Statement:

I clay hand build my forms using slab, coil and pinch methods, utilizing a variety of clay and glaze types. My work is primarily wall sculptures of various sizes, "sea spiral" sculptures up to 2 feet in height and a series of "coral head" sculptures about 1 foot tall. My inspiration comes from the beautiful images I have absorbed from a lifetime of living on tropical islands. The ocean and the life forms within it, stretches of white beaches and the shells and corals cast onto them by the sea are all echoed in my work.

RESUME:

Education:

1975 – Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, University of Hawaii

1983 – Bachelor of Science degree, Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific College 

Continuing Education:

1985 – Audited a course in Exhibition Design and Gallery Management, present by Tom Klobe, University of Hawaii

1985 – Attended workshop presents by artist Suzanne Wolfe, Leeward Community College

1982 – Attended workshop presents by artists Susan & Steven Kemenyffy, Honolulu Academy of Arts

Employment History:

1981 – present Owner, Creative Clay Company, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Set up and teach clay handbuilding after-school programs and workshops for children ages 3 to 12 in 20 schools on Oahu. Also offer educational ceramic workshops for teachers in these schools. Trained four other teachers to assist me in teaching this program.

1987 – 1993 – Gallery Director at the Gallery at Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa Campus, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Managed the gallery and supporting activities; developed and scheduled art exhibits. Organized receptions; managed opening night sales of art work. Maintained client lists, budget accountability, food & wine inventory. Designed and constructed exhibits when needed. Hostess receptions.

1987 – 1993 – Board of Directors, Gallery at Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Loa Campus. Assisted in the management of gallery business as described above.

1985 – Instructor, Waolani Judd School, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Taught clay handbuilding workshop for teachers in the school to expand their skill and knowledge in the use of clay.

1983 – Instructor, Juvenile Detention Home, Honolulu, Hawaii.Instructor of clay handbuilding workshop for children in juvenile home. Purposes of the workshop were: education, recreation and encouragement for the children so that, just as they shaped the clay, so could they shape their own lives into something better.

1982 – Instructor, Epiphany Episcopal School. Honolulu, Hawaii.Taught clay handbuilding workshop for teachers in the school to expand their skill and knowledge in the use of clay.

 

ART GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:
1987 The Art Gallery at the Designers Emporium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
I exhibited there until the gallery closed in June of 1987.

MAJOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2003: Honolulu Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii "National League of American Pen Women Biennial Art Show"
1995 The Gallery at Hawaii Loa Campus, Hawaii Pacific University
"Bridges," An Exhibition of Art by the Gallery Board of Directors Members
1989 The Gallery at Hawaii Loa College, Kaneohe, Hawaii.
"Porcelain Sculpture" exhibition.
1986 The Art Gallery at the Designers Emporium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Clay and Fiber" show, an invitational group exhibit of clay and fiber art work

MAJOR JURIED SHOWS:
2001 Academy Art Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, "Hawaii Craftsmen's 34th Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition"
1999: Amfac Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii "Raku Ho`olaule`a Juried Exhibition
1998: Amfac Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii "Raku Ho`olaule`a Juried Exhibition
1997: Amfac Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii "Raku Ho`olaule`a Juried Exhibition
1985: Amfac Plaza Exhibition Room, Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Multi Media Miniature" show, an exhibition of multi media art work.
1985 Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui.
"Full Spectrum Clay Hawaii" exhibition, featuring poetry and ceramic sculpture.
1983 Amfac Plaza Exhibition Room, Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Multi Media Miniature" show.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Volunteer Chairperson for the Community Relations Committee
Coordinate the children's "Expressions Session" art classes, and am participating in the planning stages of expanding the children's art program.

  • The Hawaii Alliance for Arts Education

  • Honolulu Academy of Arts

  • Hawaii Craftsmen

  • National League of American Pen Women
     

HAWAII CRAFTSMEN IS SUPPORTED BY THE HAWAI’I STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS,  THE HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THE ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE COOKE FOUNDATION, THE MCINERNY FOUNDATION, THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, THE LAILA TWIGG-SMITH ART FUND, SEVERAL PRIVATE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS AND OUR MEMBERSHAWAI‘I CRAFTSMEN 1110 NUUANU AVE, HONOLULU, HI 96817info@hawaiicraftsmen.org • 808-521-3282

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