Raku Ho'olaule'a 2014 campout and exhibit have ended, and planning is underway for 2015.

RAKU HO'OLAULE'A 2014


It stormed all weekend, but the campers persevered and fired dozens of pieces!

Guest Artist: Wanda Garrity www.FireblazePottery.com




Catalog

Prospectus
2014 Raku Ho'olaule'a prospectus 

Registration
Please download and read the prospectus for detailed information, including the calendar of events, rules and regulations, and Camp Mokuleia terms and conditions. Registration form is included in the prospectus, and can be printed, filled out, and mailed in with payment, or you may register online.
**REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED**

T-Shirt Pre-orders

Shirts are available by pre-order only, and will be available for pickup at the campsite. **T-SHIRT ORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED**

IMPORTANT DATES
 
Tea Ceremony
Saturday May 17th, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, University of Hawaii-Manoa, East-West Center, Garden Tea House

Tea Bowl Workshop
Saturday May 17th, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Ceramics Lab

Artists reception and lecture (Wanda Garrity)
Wednesday May 21st, reception 5:30 pm, lecture 6:00 - 7:00 pm, ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave., downtown Honolulu)

Wet Clay Demo
Tuesday May 20th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, University of Hawaii-Manoa Ceramics Lab

Beachside Firing & Camping at Camp Mokule'ia on the North Shore of O'ahu
May 24 - 27
(Friday - Monday, Memorial Day weekend)

Community Kiln at Camp Mokule'ia
Sunday May 25, 2014 noon - 4 pm

Raku Exhibit
June 3 - June 28th, ARTS at Marks Garage gallery (downtown Honolulu)

Exhibition Dropoff: accepted works to be dropped off at ARTS at Marks Garage (1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu), Sunday June 1, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (free and open to the public)




Media coverage from previous years:

Island Images, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 2012

Raku Ho'olaule'a 4-Eva!, Hawaii Public Radio, May 2012

Raku Ho'olaule'a 2011, HI Art Magazine, May 2011

From the Fire, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 2005

Raku Artists Probe Creativity in Clay, Honolulu Advertiser, September 2004

Jerome Heck at Raku 2010


Faye Maeshiro at Raku 2010


Raku Ho`olaule`a is an annual community Raku ceramics workshop, firing and camp out in a beach side setting at one of Oahu’s beautiful beach parks. It brings together ceramic artists to participate in raku and pit firing techniques.

The weekend event is preceded by an Urasenke tea bowl demonstration and workshop, a slide lecture and wet clay demonstration by a guest artist, usually a nationally known ceramist brought to Hawai‘i for the event. Objects glazed and fired at the beach are eligible for the exhibition, juried by the guest artist, at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Opening Reception for this Exhibition includes a Tea Ceremony demonstration and Silent Auction.

Registrants organize in firing groups who can camp overnight, making this event a rare opportunity to retreat with fellow artists and their families.

On Community Kiln Day, the public can glaze a tea bowl and watch a Hawai`i Craftsmen volunteer fire it. 

Hawai`i Craftsmen's membership includes a large number of ceramic and raku artists. The Raku Ho`olaule`a is a chance to mingle with fellow raku clay people for a weekend of sharing and collaboration in a relaxed, non-competitive beach setting. As many as 150 artists, including many from other countries (Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France), have taken this opportunity to be with a well-known master who will teaches and demonstrates.

The worldwide Urasenke Foundation, founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1949, is dedicated to Chado, the Way of the Tea and the four Zen principles of Wa, Kei, Sei and Jaku - Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility.

The Ideograph “raku”, freely translated, means enjoyment, contentment, pleasure and happiness. It has its roots in the 400-year-old Zen tea ceremony of Japan. The original Japanese pieces of raku were tea bowls and the raku potters worked exclusively to produce vessels for the tea ceremony. A raku pot was seen as an object created according to the laws of nature, hence raku evolved as it did because of the preferences of the tea masters for natural things.

Membership and program fees support Hawai’i Craftsmen. This event is partially funded by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and G. N. Wilcox Trust, the McInerny Foundation. Mahalo to the City and County Parks and Recreation Department for the coordination and use of the Park. Workshop space is made available through the generosity of the University of Hawai‘i Manoa.

Mahalo also to the East West Center Tea House and the Urasenke Foundation for the tea bowl demonstrations and jurying of the traditional category.




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