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Raku Ho'olaule'a 2019 Prospectus

RAKU HO‘OLAULE‘A, AN ANNUAL COMMUNITY RAKU CERAMICS WORKSHOP, FIRING AND CAMPOUT WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2019 IN A BEAUTIFUL BEACH SETTING AT CAMP MOKULE’IA.



Contemporary Raku Category Juror Bob McWilliams

Hawaii ceramic artist and educator Bob McWilliams will jury artworks in the contemporary raku category

Bob McWilliams has been a potter for over 40 years, and a Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellow.  He has traveled, studied, written articles, and always sustained his passion for clay.  His ceramic works have been included in numerous galleries and exhibitions, including biennial shows at Honolulu Museum of Art School.  In 2018, Bob retired after teaching ceramics for many years at Punahou School.

Traditional Raku Category Juror

A representative of the Urasenke Foundation will jury artworks in the traditional raku category.  

Pricing & Registration

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED 

About Raku Ho'olaule'a

The September Raku Ho'olaule'a annual community ceramics workshop and camp out will be preceded by a demonstration of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, a tea bowl making workshop, and a Hands on Raku event for children and families.  A juried exhibition of works created at Raku Ho’olaule’a will be held in November.

Founded in 1977, Raku Ho`olaule`a brings together ceramic artists to participate in raku and related firing techniques.  Objects glazed and fired at the beach will be juried by experts in Contemporary and Traditional raku categories for the November exhibition.  Registrants who are organized in firing groups may camp overnight, making this event a rare opportunity to retreat with fellow artists and their families.

Hawai`i Craftsmen's membership includes many ceramic and raku artists.  The Raku Ho`olaule`a is a chance to mingle with fellow 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 including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and France, have participated in previous Raku Ho`olaule`a activities.

Raku T Shirts


PICKUP FROM SEPTEMBER 19 THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22 AT CAMP MOKULE‘IA AT THE CAMP OUT


The Raku Tradition

The ideograph “raku” freely translated means enjoyment, contentment, pleasure and happiness.  Originating in 16th century Japan, the first pieces of raku ware were tea bowls.  Japanese raku potters worked exclusively to produce vessels for the tea ceremony, creating objects “according to the laws of nature,” and raku evolved as it did because of the tea masters’ preferences for natural things.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 10am-12pm

Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.

Registration is Full


Location

UH-MANOA
JAPANESE TEAHOUSE
1777 EAST-WEST ROAD
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96848


The Tea Bowl Wet Clay Workshop

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 12pm-5pm

Please help us prepare and accommodate all attendees at this venue by registering below.

Following the Japanese tea ceremony demonstration, Master potter Ed Higa will lead a free, hands-on workshop where participants shape and carve their own tea bowls. The workshop will begin with an introduction to tea ceremony implements and forms intended to explain work that will be eligible for the Traditional category in the exhibition. 

Registration is Full

Location

UH-MANOA
ART DEPARTMENT CERAMICS LAB
2535 MCCARTHY MALL
HONOLULU, HI 96848


Community Kiln Raku Firing: Hands on Raku

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 10am-3pm

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. 

Produced in partnership with the Hawaii Craftsmenʻs Annual Statewide Exhibit.


Materials fee: $15 per bowl.



Location

HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART SCHOOL
111 VICTORIA STREET
HONOLULU, HI 96814


Raku Ho'olaulea 2019 Photos

Participants are invited to upload their photos here

<< All album photos 5/12 photos

The Main Event

Raku Ho’olaule’a is focused around three days of communing, glazing and firing ceramic artworks by the beach at Camp Mokule’ia.  Participating artists must register and the public is invited to visit and watch the firings all weekend.  Jurying of artwork for the annual exhibition will take place at the beach on Sunday morning prior to striking camp.


Photo: Ronald Lee Wallenhorst

Timeline

September 19, Thursday

12 noon - 6pm
Set up equipment and Campsites.

8pm
Highway gate locked.


September 20, Friday and September 21, Saturday

7am
Highway gate opens. 
Admission for day visitors & general public is $5.00 payable at the camp office.
No vehicles allowed to move equipment or supplies within campgrounds.

8pm
Closed at 8pm

12 Midnight
Pot drop ! 

September 22, Sunday

4am
All firing ends.

8:30am-10am
Receive entries for jurying.

10am-Noon
Jurying of entries.
Lodge check out by noon.

12:15pm
Jurors statement, awards and photos.

1pm
CAMPGROUNDS CLEARED.

BEACH CLEAN UP BY ALL GROUPS.


Location

CAMP MOKULEIA
68-729 FARRINGTON HIGHWAY
WAIALUA, HAWAII 96791




The Exhibition

NOVEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 5

OPENING RECEPTION
NOVEMBER 8, FRIDAY, 4-7pm

Artworks selected by the jurors at the campout will be on display at Gallery `Iolani.  The exhibition will open with a reception and award ceremony.  



Location

GALLERY `IOLANI
WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
45-720 KEAAHALA ROAD
KANEOHE, HAWAII 96744

Special Additional Display

NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 30

A selection of sake cups created by Hawaii Craftsmen artists will be available for purchase at Jeff Chang Pottery and Fine Crafts at Windward Mall.  Proceeds will support the Raku Ho’olaule’a program.


Location

JEFF CHANG POTTERY AND FINE CRAFTS
46-056 KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY, #E2
KANEOHE, HI 96744



2019 Raku Ho'olaule'a Exhibition Awards

CONTEMPORARY CATEGORY

Sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation

Best in show 1st prize - $500

2nd prize - $300

3rd prize - $200


Ginny McGargahan Award of Excellence - $500

Sponsored by the Timothy Y.C. Choy Fund of Hawaii Community Foundation


TRADITIONAL CATEGORY

Sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation

1st prize - $150

2nd prize - $100

3rd prize - $50


MINOR CATEGORY 

Sponsored by the Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation

1st prize - $50

2nd prize - $25

3rd prize - $25

Raku Ho‘olaule‘a 2019 Rules & Regulations

Registration and Group Participation

Raku Ho‘olaule‘a is open to the public, however, firing participants and all overnight campers and guests must pay the registration fee as individuals or as part of a group. If you wish to form a group (eight or more), you will need a group leader representative and provide your own equipment and supplies. If you would like to join an already formed group or will be coming from the outer islands; please contact HC at 808-521-3282 or info@hawaiicraftsmen.org (note: an equipment rental fee of $75.00 may be required.)

• Only registered firing participants may fire and enter the juried competition.

• If a collaborative piece is to be considered for the Raku juried exhibit, everyone who participated in making it must have paid the Raku Ho‘olaule‘a entry fee.

• Hawai’i Craftsmen will receive 25% for all individual sales made at the beach.

There is a $20 per person fee for families and friends who are just camping. Camp Mokul‘ia mandates a fee of $5 per person, per day for other non-registered visitors, payable at the front office upon arrival.

Everyone camping and visiting MUST register !

Assigned Camping Areas

Camping space will be available Thursday September 19 at 11am through Sunday September 22 at 9am. Set up may begin on Thursday at 11am. Clean up will be on Sunday from 11 - 12, and we must MOVE OUT BY 1:00 p.m.  Each group will be assigned a camping area that is adjacent to their assigned firing area. Size and placement of areas is based on size of group. Every effort will be made to accommodate group requests. Please keep your group within your assigned area.

Campsite Firing

Each group will be assigned a firing area. Kilns and pit fire containers must be elevated above the surface to minimize scorching the ground. Reduction barrels/cans must be elevated or placed on kiln shelving/bricks. All reduction material must be disposed of in the dumpster.

This is a private facility and we must care to leave it clean to be invited back next year! 

Refundable Security Deposit / Clean up

A $75 refundable deposit is required from each group to insure adequate beach and Campsite clean up.

Parking

Overnight parking will be available in designated parking areas only. Obtain car registration form from your group leader and display in window of each vehicle. Parking will be double and triple deep. Outside overflow parking is available on the highway adjacent the camp.

Loading and Unloading

NO vehicles will be allowed in the camping area. Unloading will be allowed from the parking lot and hopefully through a gate at the far end of the grounds. Look for signs; remember to bring carts and hand trucks for transporting gear. PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

Camping Rules

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE CAMP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• Front Gate opens at 7:00 am, closes at 8:00 pm for registered participants.

• Day visitors must check-in at the front office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, prior to entering site. There is a $5.00 fee for day visitors.

• No alcoholic beverages.

• No smoking. 

• No loud noise after 10:00 pm. 

• No pets allowed (except for registered service animals).

• Do not build fires or cook on the grass. 

• Keep fires away from trees and tents. 

• No nails in trees.

• Dispose of wash (and glaze) water in sinks at rest rooms; do not dump in the sand or ocean. 

• Take all trash and bulky trash items to the dumpster throughout the weekend.

• Please put your recyclables in the proper Camp Mokulē‘ia bins.


Items to bring

Items to bring include:

• Kiln and accessories, reduction materials, cans, tongs, gloves, protective clothing and covered shoes.

• Rope and three six-foot poles to secure tanks. DO NOT bury gas tanks. Bring enough rope to cordon off kiln/firing area.

• Raku glazes, tool kit, shovel, plastic garbage bags, a first-aid kit and sunscreen.

• Each group should bring a Group Name banner or sign. 

• All groups firing more than one kiln at a time are required to bring a “Y” connector.

Registering for Raku Ho‘olaule‘a 2019 constitutes your agreement to abide by the following list of Terms and Conditions.  Please keep for your reference.

Camp Mokuleia Episcopal Camp & Conference Center Terms & Conditions of Contract

Please read Camp Mokule'ia's terms and conditions of contract: Here

Exhibition Participation Requirements

Pre-fired bisque pieces made and glazed by the entrant are eligible for entry. Pieces entered for jurying must be fired by the entrant at the Raku Ho‘olaule‘a 2019 site. Each registered participant must complete an entry form and may enter a total of four pieces, with one of the four entries being for the traditional tea ceremony category (i.e. tea bowl, waste water container, fresh water container, tea caddy, sweets dish, vase, etc.).

Mahalo

Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for program support

Susan Rogers-Aregger Memorial Collage & Clay Foundation for award and program support

Timothy Y.C. Choy Fund of the Hawai'i Community Foundation for award support

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii for the Japanese Tea Ceremony Demonstration and for providing a traditional Raku category juror

Contemporary Raku juror Bob McWilliams

Ed Higa for teaching the tea bowl workshop

Windward Community College’s Gallery ‘Iolani for hosting the exhibition

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Art Department for providing tea bowl workshop space

Honolulu Museum of Art School for hosting the Hands On Raku event

Jeff Chang Pottery and Fine Crafts for hosting the special sake cups display 

The dedicated volunteers who work throughout the year to produce Raku Ho’olaule’a


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