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ʻAHA 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.


Oahu Slide Lecture & Reception

Oahu Public Lecture & Reception with
Michael Cullen, John Gill and Betty Helen Longhi

Wed March 23th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Punahou School Luke Lecture Hall
Wo international Center 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Betty Helen Longhi

Metal Artist

Forming Metal 

A Fresh Look at Spiculums


John Gill

Ceramic Artist

There is an object: it holds 


Michael Cullen

Wood Artist

Art of the Box 


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Betty Helen Longhi - Metals Artist

Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who has worked extensively with forming metal for jewelry and sculpture. Her work is recognized for it’s sculptural quality, flowing lines and subtle use of anodized niobium as a source of color. She attended University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has studied with Heikki Seppa. Ms. Longhi has given numerous workshops both in the United States and Canada including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Parsons School of Design, Arrowmont, Peters Valley Craft Center and Penland School. She has been a guest artist at the University of Wisconsin and Maryland Institute of Art and School for American Craft at Rochester Institute of Technology. Additionally, she has written a number of articles and reviews for Metalsmith magazine and has lectured on shell forming for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Betty Helen and co-author Cynthia Eid, have written the book, “Creative Metal Forming” which has been recognized as “a must for anyone interested in learning the craft of metal forming”. 

www.fluidformsinmetal.com 

Oahu Workshop

Forming Metal 

Maximum enrollment 12 · $25 lab fee + Tuition

$65 Materials fee to be collected by instructor

Friday, March 18, 5-9pm
Sat & Sun March 19 & 20, 9-5pm 

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Metals Studio

REGISTER HERE

Using the book Creative Metal Forming by Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid, Betty Helen will cover the basic techniques of Synclasting, Anticlasting and Transitions - which are ways to move from a synclastic to an anticlastic form in the same piece of metal to create more complex forms. Students will explore the fundamentals of sheet metal behavior and gain an understanding of the relationship between technique, tools and resulting forms. The emphasis of the workshop is to become comfortable with these skills so they can be applied to making their own designs from jewelry to sculptures. 

This workshop is appropriate for any student but it is preferable if they have learned the basics of cutting metal and using a torch. 


Oahu Workshop 

A Fresh Look at Spiculums 

Maximum enrollment 12 · $25 lab fee + Tuition

$65 Materials fee to be collected by instructor

Additional fee at workshop for tools as needed.

Thursday evening March 24, 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday March 25 & 26, 9-5pm 

University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822

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A spiculum is a tapered tube made from a flat sheet of metal. In this workshop we will experiment with various forming techniques that expand beyond the basic spiculum forming process. These include forming asymmetric patterns which result in tubes with curving rather than straight seams, anticlasting the metal blank to create open seam spiculums and synclasting the blank so the seam is on the inner curve of the form. In addition we will create vessel forms by transitioning from anticlastic to synclastic forms and then closing them into a vessel shape. In this new arena there are endless possibilities 


John Gill - Ceramic Artist

John Gill is a Professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. A member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, Gill has presented lectures and workshops in the US and internationally for over thirty years, a keynote address at the 7th Gyneonggi International Ceramic Biennale in Korea. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow in the American Crafts Council. He is currently working closely with international artists in an effort to revitalize Chinese ceramic art. Professor Gill is represented by Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO, and Kraushaar Gallery, New York City. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Newark Museum, New Jersey and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

There is an object: it holds 

Pottery is clay’s home; it provides a place for the actions and a check list for making. The studio is the place to exercise the moves that help you progress through the process.

This workshop is about how the language of useable form is poised to assist the potter. I will demonstrate how to be alert: to geometry, planes, curves, painting and sculpture. The collision of image, form and ideas help develop a touch and a conver- sation of intuition and chance.

Slab construction is strong, moveable, and plastic. It records the conversation and holds a conversation with the making process, use, color, nature, city, and the beach.
Be alert, respectful, aware.
Follow the material.
Clay is the soloist. Don’t drown it by over powering. 

www.alfredceramics.com/john-gill.html 

Oahu Workshop 

There is an object: it holds 

Maximum enrollment 20 · $25 lab fee + Tuition

Friday & Saturday March 25 & 26, 9-5pm

University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822

REGISTER HERE

Maui Workshop

There is an object: it holds 

Maximum enrollment 20 · $25 materials fee + Facilities fee
Friday April 1, 5-9pm

Saturday & Sunday April 2 & 3, 9-5pm

Heona Building
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 Ka`ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732

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Maui Lecture

Thursday, March 31, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Heona Building
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 Ka`ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732 



Michael Cullen - Wood Artist

Michael Cullen makes furniture and sculpture in a one-man workshop in Petaluma, California. His range as an artist is extremely broad. His work ranges from exquisitely detailed furniture to monolithic pieces hewn from giant hunks of wood. In between are many pieces patterned with distinctive surface carvings and colored with milk paint. He has traveled extensively across North America and overseas to teach his craft and to further his learning. 

www.michaelcullendesign.com 

Art of the Box 

Investigate different approaches and forms that a box can take using both hand tools and machines. This course will focus on exploring ideas in box making that fall outside the typical six-sided container. Emphasis will be on shaping and sculpting pieces to create pleasing curves, unusual shapes and just about anything that falls into the category of fun and zany. A primary focus will be on carving pattern and applying color in a myriad of ways to the surface. Tools used but not limited to will include: carving tools, chisels, spoke shaves, files and rasps and some machinery. Workshop is open to all levels. 

Oahu Workshop

Art of the Box 

Maximum enrollment 12 · $50 lab fee + Tuition

Thursday evening March 24, 5-9pm
Friday & Saturday March 25 & 26, 9-5pm

University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Department
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822

REGISTER HERE

Big Island Workshop 

Art of the Box 

Maximum enrollment 12 · $50 lab fee + Tuition

Friday April 1, 5-9pm
Saturday & Sunday April 2 & 3, 9-5pm

Tai Lake Fine Woodworking
76-5823 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725

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Big Island Slide Lecture & Reception

March 31 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Holualoa Foundation For Arts
Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Holualoa, HI 96725 


Tuition & Facilities use Information

Tuition Fees ( per workshop) Oahu & Big Island

Non-Member $350, Member $275, Student (W/ID) $150

Facilities Fee Maui

Non-Member $350, Member $275, Student (W/ID) $150 

LAB FEES ARE ESTIMATES AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO INCREASE, HOWEVER STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF REQUIRED TOOLS AND/OR MATERIALS AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SUPPORT EXTRA FEES AS EXPENSES WARRANT 

A limited number of student scholarships are available. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and a current Hawai'i Craftsmen member. Please download the Stella O.H. Lee Scholarship Application Form for more details.

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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