Founded in 1977, Raku Ho'olaule'a means "a celebration of raku." This event brings together ceramicists of all skill-levels to participate in raku and related firing technique mini-workshops. Enjoy camping on the North Shore of Oahu in a beautiful beach setting while swapping knowledge with other artists. Works that are glazed and fired at the beach event are juried by experts in contemporary and traditional raku for an exhibition on O'ahu.
Fiber Hawai'i is offered every other year. This exhibition encourages participation from artists in all media who wish to explore fiber related work. In this case fiber as a media as well as fiber as an idea is encouraged. The juror also presents a slide lecture about their work or developments in the field, which is free and open to the public. When appropriate, a workshop is also offered.
Annual Statewide Exhibition
Held annually since 1967, the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition features the finest traditional and contemporary craft from across the state of Hawai‘i. Our juror visits each island to make public presentations and select the very best work to be included in the exhibition. Additinally, the juror will present their work or discuss their profession in the arts during a free lecture that is open to the public.
'Aha Hana Lima
'Aha Hana Lima means a "Gathering of the Crafts" and is held annually. Each year, we invite renowned craft artisan(s) to join us for events across the Hawai'ian islands. Hosting a series of intensive 3-day workshops, lectures, and dialogs concerned with various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber, or glass. Additionally, the artisan(s) partake in a free lecture about their work which is open to the general public and members.