Raku Ho'olaule'a 2023 Prospectus
Founded in 1977, Raku Ho`olaule`a (a celebration of raku) brings together ceramic artists to participate in raku and related firing techniques at a campout which is held in a beautiful beach setting on the North Shore of Oʻahu. Objects glazed and fired at the beach are juried by experts in contemporary and traditional raku for an exhibition.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23 - SUNDAY MARCH 26
Raku Ho’olaule’a is focused around a weekend of communing, glazing and firing ceramic artworks by the beach at Camp Mokule’ia. Participants are organized in groups, each with their own kilns, equipment and glazes. Jurying of artwork for the exhibition will take place at the beach on Sunday morning prior to striking camp. Participating artists must register in advance with Hawaiʻi Craftsmen, and the public is invited to visit and watch the firings all weekend.
68-729 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI 96791
Thursday, March 23
12:00 noon - Load in and setup. The back gate will be open for unloading only.
Sunday, March 26
9:00 am - Jurying
11:00 am - Clean up and load out. The back gate will be open at 11:00 am
1:00 pm - Check out
Artworks selected by the jurors at the campout will be on display at the Downtown Art Center in April. The exhibition will open on First Friday, April 7 with a reception and award ceremony.
Downtown Art Center
April 7-29, 2023
First Friday opening reception: April 7, 2023, 6 pm - 8 pm
First Floor, Studio C, 1041 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu
Gallery hours Tuesday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm
Ramon Camarillo www.rakuramon.com
From Hawaii, Camarillo has been honing his skills in the art of Western raku pottery for over 40 years. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1996, gaining local and national recognition as a ceramic artist. He became a resident artist at the Lee Arts Center in Arlington, VA. He ultimately juried into the prestigious Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia and was featured on “Good Morning America”.
Bob McWilliams, a Midwesterner, made it to Hawaii in 1975 and vowed to become a potter. Forty-three years later he has no regrets. He has been a full-time potter and teacher for over twenty years, and a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellow. He has traveled, studied, written articles, and always sustained his passion for clay. The 2017-18 school year was his last teaching ceramics at Punahou School in Honolulu—“Amazing!”
These awards are generously sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation
Best in Show 1st prize - $500
2nd prize - $300
3rd prize - $200
1st prize - $150
2nd prize - $100
3rd prize - $50
1st prize - $50
2nd prize - $25
3rd prize - $25
During the The HEART of Honolulu Street Festival, the public is invited to get “hands on” with raku! Participants may glaze ceramic tea bowls under the direction of Hawai’i Craftsmen members, see them fired using the Raku process, and take their finished tea bowls home that day.
The ARTS at Marks Garage
April 8, 2023, 10 am - 2 pm
1159 Nuʻuanu Ave, Honolulu
$15 per bowl, includes blank tea bowl, glaze, and raku firing.
The year of the rabbit! Designed by Rochelle Lum. Aquatic blue for mens, Sangria for ladies. Short Sleeve $20, Long Sleeve $25. You can order your shirts when you register.
All participants MUST register in advance through Hawaiʻi Craftsmen. If you already know the group you will be firing with, you can select that when you register. If you are not affiliated with an established group, you will be assigned to one and are expected to help with setup, breakdown, cooking, cleaning, etc. Individual groups may require additional fees for supplies and/or meals.
Registration will close on Friday, March 3.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Hawai'i Craftsmen Member $85.00
Hawai'i Craftsmen Member - Senior $80.00
Hawai'i Craftsmen Member - Student $50.00
Non-members - $160.00
Camping Only - $30.00
The official Raku Hoʻolauleʻa t-shirt, designed by Rochelle Lum, must be pre-ordered when you register.