'Aha Hana Lima 2024

About 'Aha Hana Lima 2024

Feature Guest Artist: Anne Havel
Explore, Expand, Excel with Torch-fired Enameling

'Aha Hana Lima ("Gathering of the Crafts") is held annually. It's a series of intensive multi-day workshops, lectures, and dialogs concerned with various media: clay, metal, wood, fiber, or glass. A free public lecture is also part of this event.

This year we bring the focus to enameling with Anne Havel











Examples of Anne Havel's work. Left, enamel mounted on wood and metal. Above, Stairway to Heaven, enamel mounted in a metal bezel.

"As a general rule, I am attempting to resolve the battle for brain dominance between chaos and geometry, expressing inner turbulence through abstract or geometric drawings."


Workshop Description

Immerse yourself in new ideas and principals in this 2-day intensive workshop. Anne Havel will be demonstrating techniques to create one-of-a-kind enamel pieces. Teaching you how to utilize various methods of line creation and imagery to design your enamel pieces. Through a process of applying successive layers of liquid, acrylic, as well as transparent and opaque powdered enamels, technique such as sgraffito, graphite, sifting, firescale, acid-etching, and painting (Limoges), you will use a torch to permanently set the work. She will also present how under firing, maturity, and over-firing build and preserve your drawings and layers in your work. 

Tailored for craftsmen of all levels working across various craft media, Anne's workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into a technique that transcends traditional boundaries. What sets her workshop apart is its accessibility, no costly equipment is required, and the resulting enameled pieces can seamlessly integrate into mediums beyond metalsmithing and jewelry making.

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

  • Torch safety, and proper use
  • How and why various torches and torch tips are used
  • Use of small tools, like forming hammers, jewelers saw, files, scratching tools, etc.
  • Metal preparation, including forming, to create stable pieces
  • Reviewing gauges of metal and how to decide which to use & why
  • Use of liquid, powdered, and other enamels and what is best suited for your project
  • Ways of containing the heat to expedite enamel flow
  • Approaches to firing, and how to recognize each type of firing as it occurs

SKILLS YOU WILL TAKE HOME

  • The ability to safely torch-fire enamel works. 
  • Information about torch-firing and alternative enameling techniques
  • Understand the difference between torch-firing and kiln firing and the exciting results they produce
  • Meet enamel enthusiasts and have fun!

We encourage you to attend the artist lecture on Friday, June 7 (O'ahu), and on Friday, June 14 (Maui), to learn more about Anne's work and meet other artists taking the workshop.

About Anne Havel

ARTIST STATEMENT

Constant sensory overload plagues and directs my enameling and metalsmithing pursuits as it expresses current brain-dominating subject matter. Frequent mind disturbances include nuclear power, planet degradation, molecular & cellular level structures & creatures, mathematical pursuits, and all their inter-connectedness. Utilizing the similar geometries that the cellular to the geological possess, I attempt to resolve and bear witness to the litany of currently mourned planetary assaults using abstract or geometric drawings to express inner turbulence.   

Perhaps from a very simplistic view, the world seems to boil down to a few “roots of all evil” and yet, earth, in its own majesty, is built on very sound mathematical principles.  My work is a constant expression of how these “trouble spots” intertwine with all the beauty that geometry creates in our daily lives. To learn more about Anne Havel, visit her website: annehavel.com

BIO

Anne is an independent studio artist for over 20 years, teaching workshops and exhibiting in juried fine craft shows. Work is included in the permanent collections of: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, the Crocker Art Museum, University of Arkansas, Little Rock Department of Art and Design Permanent Art Collection, the Enamel Arts Foundation, and numerous private collections. Service is a critical part of her journey; she is a reformed CPA. Anne likes to state it as: "I now use my powers for good, serving as treasurer on several boards of directors."

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Best of Ohio 2024, Director Emeritus Betty Talbott Award for Excellence
  • Creator, the annual Project Mesh Residency
  • The Enamelist Society Biennial International Juried Exhibition Alchemy7
  • Contemporary Jewelry Design, by Loretta Lam
  • The Art of Fine Enameling, Revisited, by Karen Cohen

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

The Art of Enamelling/The Enamelling Technique, The Technical Museum in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic

Contemporary Enamel, traveled to Turkey, Italy, and North Carolina

ACTIVE BOARD MEMBER

Current Treasurer:

The Enamelist Society

Enamel Guild North East

Lectures & Workshops

O'AHU ARTIST RECEPTION, PRESENTATION AND LECTURE

Friday, June 7, 2024, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location:
El Dorado - Casting Lab
1130 Bishop Street, #3, Honolulu, Hawaii

Free and open to the public! Please bring a potluck item to share

CLICK FOR LECTURE DETAILS

O'AHU WORKSHOP: EXPLORE, EXPAND, EXCEL WITH TORCH-FIRED ENAMELING

Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 9 AM - 5 PM

Location:
El Dorado - Casting Lab1130 Bishop Street, #3, Honolulu, Hawaii

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 15

Tuition + $10 Supply Fee (paid to the instructor on the first day of the workshop)

Registration closes: Saturday, June 1, 2024

REGISTER FOR O'AHU'S WORKSHOP HERE - SOLD OUT!

MAUI ARTIST RECEPTION, PRESENTATION AND LECTURE

Friday, June 14, 2024, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Solarium
2841 Baldwin Road, Makawao

Free and open to the public! 

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MAUI WORKSHOP: EXPLORE, EXPAND, EXCEL WITH TORCH-FIRED ENAMELING

Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 9 AM - 5 PM

Location:
Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center - Jewelry Studio
2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 12

Tuition + $10 Supply Fee (paid to the instructor on the first day of the workshop)

Registration closes: Saturday, June 8, 2024

REGISTER FOR MAUI'S WORKSHOP HERE

Tuition & Facilities Use Information

Hawai'i Craftsmen, El Dorado,* & Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center* Member $300 + supply fee
Hawai'i Craftsmen Student Member: $150 + supply fee
Non-Members: $400 + supply fee

An additional $10 materials/supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.

*El Dorado & Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center Members - you will need to get the promo code before you register to access the Hawai'i Craftsmen Member rate. If you have not received it, please contact your organization's membership director or administrative assistant for the code. 

Student Scholarships

A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

Deadline for the O'ahu application: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Notification of O'ahu selection: Monday, June 3, 2024

Deadline for the Maui application: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Notification of Maui selection: Monday, June 10, 2024

Hawaii Craftsmen will provide one scholarship per workshop that covers the cost of the registration. This scholarship is underwritten by the Hawaii Craftsmen Endowment Fund, and was started with funds from Frances Pickens. The applicant must be a current Hawai’i Craftsmen member. (If you are not a member, you must submit a membership application and pay the membership fee before you can apply for the scholarship).

APPLY FOR 'AHA HANA LIMA SCHOLARSHIPS HERE

More Information

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about how to participate, contact contact Hawaiʻi Craftsmen at adminassist@hawaiicraftsmen.org.



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