‘Aha Hana Lima 2023

Jan McKeachie Johnston and Randy Johnston
Between the Idea and the Making: Maintaining the Dialogue

"We make things as a way to manifest ideas. The idea might be as simple as a nice soup bowl or mug—or as complex as the intersection between traditional pottery and modern art. The work has specific modern connotations and attempts to deal with the development of the abstract within the utilitarian object aesthetic."


Workshop Description

Between the Idea and Making: Maintaining the Dialogue

This workshop is a rare opportunity to spend uninterrupted time with internationally recognized ceramic artists Randy Johnston and Jan Mckeachie Johnston.

In this workshop Randy and Jan will focus on the exchange of ideas involved in working in clay related to form and function with sculptural intention. Demonstrations will cover the use of the wheel and the handbuilding construction of forms by altering and combining pieces by using slabs and paper patterns.  In addition, they will share their thought process through conversations between each other and the participants about why they make the objects they choose to make and what experiences in their lives have brought them to this place in their journey as artists.

This will be an exciting and fun workshop with lots of personal discussions about traditional and new ways of making, surface decorations, wood firing, soda, gas, glaze and their relationship to contemporary ceramics. We will view images of historical and contemporary work in ceramics, with personal slide lectures of work and influences. Both Jan and Randy have studied, traveled, and taught extensively in Chile, Japan and Europe and the US and will share their ideas about these experiences. Jan has been a lifelong studio artist/potter, widely traveled, and influenced by Warren Mackenzie, Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. Randy has similar influences and studied in Japan with Living National Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka and was privileged to teach and chair the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

Biography

Jan McKeachie Johnston studied at the University of Minnesota, Southern Illinois University, and received her BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. Since 1979 Jan has been active in teaching workshops across the United States and Chile, serving as a visiting lecturer at UWRF, and working in her Wisconsin studio. For the past 40 years she has participated in important national and international exhibitions, including American Shino at Babcock Galleries, New York, NY in 2001; the Moegi Gallery’s 18 American Potters exhibit, Japan in 1997; Sculptural Utility, a solo exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA in 2004; and A Touch of Humanity, Schaller Gallery in 2018. She has been a guest artist in St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, St. Paul, MN and Santiago, Chile. Her work has also been featured in Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly, and she is represented in many private and public collections, including The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA; Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota; and Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). She is represented by Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN; Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI; Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA; and Grand Hand Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.

Randy Johnston has had an illustrious 47-year career in ceramics. He is recognized internationally as an artist who has pursued functional expression and brought a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form, and for his many contributions to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. He is professor and department chair emeritus at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where he taught ceramics and drawing. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Bush Artist Fellowship, granted by The Bush Foundation in Minnesota, two visual artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Distinguished Teaching Award in American Arts, from The James Renwick Society of the Smithsonian. Johnston received his MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Warren MacKenzie. He also studied in Japan at the Pottery of Shimaoka Tatsuzo, who was a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has presented hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentation worldwide. He has work in the permanent collections of, Victoria and Albert, London, UK; Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO and numerous international, public and private collections.



Tuition & Facilities use information

Early Bird Pricing Ends on December 17th

Member Early Bird $350 + lab fee

Member Regular $455 + lab fee

Non Member Early Bird $425 + lab fee

Non Member Regular $592 + lab fee

Student $185 + lab fee

Because this Aha Hana Lima class spans three islands and three different institutions, lab fees for each island will vary depending on type of clay body and institutional services included in the lab fee. Lab fees and tuition will be included as one fee in the registration.

Workshops & Lectures

OAHU ARTISTS PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION

Thursday, January 5, 2023
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Punahou School
Wo International (please park in visitor parking)
1601 Punahou St.
Honolulu HI 96822

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRESENTATION, Q&A AND RECEPTION

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Media Contact: Mark Mitsuda, president@hawaiicraftsmen.org

JAN MCKEACHIE JOHNSTON & RANDY JOHNSTON OAHU WORKSHOP

FRIDAY, Jan 6 2023, 5 pm - 9 pm
SATURDAY, Jan 7 2023, 9 am - 5 pm
SUNDAY, Jan 8 2023, 9 am - 5 pm

Punahou School
Castle Academy Art Center
1601 Punahou St.
Honolulu HI, 96822

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT 16

TUITION + LAB FEE

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am December 17, 2022

REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am January 6, 2023

REGISTER HERE

MOLOKA'I ARTISTS PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION

THURSDAY, January 12th, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Molokai Arts Center
1630 Farrington Ave. 
Kualapuu, HI 96757

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRESENTATION, Q&A AND RECEPTION

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Media Contact: Paula Scott, pmondoy@gmail.com

JAN MCKEACHIE JOHNSTON & RANDY JOHNSTON MOLOKA'I WORKSHOP

FRIDAY, Jan 13, 2023 5:00 - 9:00 pm
SATURDAY, Jan 14, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUNDAY, Jan 15, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Molokai Arts Center
1630 Farrington Ave.
Kualapuu, HI 96757

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT 12

TUITION + LAB FEE

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am December 17, 2022

REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am January 13, 2023

REGISTER HERE

HAWAI'I ISLAND ARTISTS PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION

THURSDAY, January 19, 2023

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRESENTATION, Q&A AND RECEPTION

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

media contact: jake@donkeymillartcenter.org

JAN MCKEACHIE JOHNSTON & RANDY JOHNSTON HAWAI'I ISLAND WORKSHOP

FRIDAY, Jan 20, 2023 5:00 - 9:00 pm
SATURDAY, Jan 21, 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUNDAY, Jan 22, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Donkey Mill Art Center
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy
Holualoa, HI 96725

MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT 12

TUITION + LAB FEE

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am December 17, 2022

REGULAR REGISTRATION CLOSES 9am January 20, 2023

REGISTER HERE

Student Scholarships

A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

Deadline for application: December 14, 2022

Notification of selection: December 21, 2022

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and a current Hawai'i Craftsmen member. Please download the Stella O.H. Lee Scholarship Application Form for more details.

DOWNLOAD FORM HERE

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