Programs by Hawai'i Craftsmen

Exposure to outside artists and their ideas and techniques is an important part of maintaining a viable connection to the national and international craft scene for an island community. To that end, Hawai`i Craftsmen conducts the following basic programs:

The Hawai'i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition

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.

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'Aha Hana Lima

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.

Raku Ho'olaule'a

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.

Fiber Hawaii

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.

Film and Video Productions

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.

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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