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TIE DYE

MARCH 2017 WORKSHOP – WITH SIDNEY LYNCH AND DREW MATSUMOTO

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Past Workshops

JAPANESE MERMAIDS

FEBRUARY 2017 WORKSHOP – WITH ESTHER SHIMAZU

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“DECONSTRUCTING NATURE
  (CERAMIC PATTERNS AND FORMS)

       OCTOBER 2016 WORKSHOP –
WITH CHRISTOPHER EDWARDS

  

COST:  $80 HPG MEMBER, $95 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH SUNDAY

LEVEL:  OPEN TO ALL LEVELS, BUT HANDBUILDING EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED.

INCLUDES:  ½ BAG OF B/MIX, AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED PIECES

BRING:  2 OR 3 EXAMPLES (PICTURES, OR THE ACTUAL OBJECT) OF SOMETHING THAT INSPIRES YOU. NATURAL FORMS ARE BEST, BUT ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT COPYING ESTABLISHED ARTWORK. BRING SKETCH PAD, PENCILS, SCISSORS, AND HAND BUILDING, AND SCULPTING TOOLS.
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:  Chris Edwards makes intricate, hand-built ceramic forms inspired by the algorithmic logic of the natural world. He has a background in graphic design, and started working in ceramics at Windward Community College in 2012. His work is in the collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum.

WORKSHOP INFO: Where does inspiration come from? How do you get from that blob of clay to something beautiful? One method is to find something you love — something that you find mesmerizingly beautiful — and try and understand how it got to be so appealing. In this workshop we will be looking at natural forms (and maybe a few unnatural ones), breaking them down, abstracting and analyzing their properties and then transforming them into ceramics by “sketching” them in clay. The goal of this workshop isn’t really to produce a finished piece, but to make a series of experiments and explorations that lead to a way of being inspired by the world around you.

DATE:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10/15-10/16

TIME: SAT 1-5PM, SUN. 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH SUNDAY)

PLACE:  HPG UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA

 

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED THURS. 9/8, 7 PM @ HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

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“COMBO WORKSHOP”
SEPTEMBER 2016 WORKSHOP
WITH JOHN BENN & COLLEEN GALLAGHER

John Benn will be demonstrating wheel throwing techniques, trimming and altering thrown forms. Colleen Gallagher will demonstrate her techniques in building her functional stoneware and porcelain pottery. This work is constructed from soft slabs, often textured before forming and sometimes decorated with slips and oxides. She will also demonstrate her surface decorating techniques. Oxides and slips are inlaid on raw clay. Participants will have a chance to try some of the techniques on their own unfired piece or on a simple piece made the first day.

 

DATE: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9/10-11

TIME: 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH EACH DAY)

PLACE: HPG, DOWNSTAIRS THROWING AREA AND UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA

COST: $125 HPG MEMBER, $140 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH EACH DAY

LEVEL: THROWING AND HANDBUILDING EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED.

INCLUDES: ½ BAG OF B/MIX, AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED PIECES

BRING: THROWING TOOLS, HAND BUILDING TOOLS, A BLADE OR PARING KNIFE, FINE AND WIDE PAINT BRUSHES, EMPTY LOTION BOTTLE, SLIP TRAILER, A 1’ SQUARE RAG, AND A LEATHER HARD PIECE..(THE LESS GROG, THE BETTER). BRING A POTLUCK DISH EACH DAY.

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED 6/27/2016 MONDAY @ 6 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

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“LEFT SIDE OF THE BRAIN”

AUGUST 2016 WORKSHOP
 WITH ARTIST KEVIN SNIPES

Come explore the right side of your brain with Kevin Snipes and clay. Stretch, poke, prod, shape, squish and draw out those ideas! Working with both 2 and 3-d materials, he will help unleash the hidden images and talents buried in your psyche. Engage in fun ways to invigorate your imagination with drawing, painting, collage and sculpting. Brainstorming with paper and pencil can lead to unexpected twists and turns that can be transferred to your ceramic art. Ceramic surface techniques and creating forms will be explored. This is open to all skill levels and artists from a variety of media.

DATE: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8/20-21

TIME: 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH EACH DAY)

PLACE: HPG UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA

COST: $125 HPG MEMBER, $140 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH EACH DAY

LEVEL: OPEN TO ALL LEVELS, BUT HANDBUILDING EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED.

INCLUDES: ½ BAG OF DAVES PORCLAIN, AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED PIECES

BRING: SKETCH PAD, PENCILS, SCISSSORS, HAND BUILDING, SCULPTING AND GLAZING TOOLS.

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED MON. 6/27, 6 PM @ HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

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DATE:  2 SUNDAYS, 6/5 AND 6/12/2016
TIME: 9AM-3PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH EACH DAY)

PLACE:  HPG DOWNSTAIRS THOWING AREA AND UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA (AT VARIOUS TIMES)

COST:  $80 HPG MEMBER, $95 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH

LEVEL:  OPEN TO ALL LEVELS, BUT SOME THROWING SKILLS RECOMMENDED.

INCLUDES:  1/3 BAG OF SOLDATE CLAY AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED PIECES

BRING:  THROWING, SCULPTING, GLAZING TOOLS, OLD TOWELS,OLD BALL POINT PEN AND A TORCH IF YOU OWN ONE.

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED THURSDAY 5/19/2016 @ 6 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

 

WORKSHOP INFO: Using simple manipulation, additions, and a small torch, new and interesting forms can be developed. A torch is used to speed up the drying process, which allows pieces to be joined quickly and spontaneously.

In this workshop we will explore the idea of monsters and toys that are made up of wheel-thrown components.  The potter’s wheel will be used to make different shapes fast and efficiently.  These forms will then be combined to make monsters and stylized toys.

We will explore different shapes and forming methods on the first day. Simple greenware glazing techniques will be demonstrated. On the second day, we will continue surface work with underglazes and various low temperature glazes.

In this workshop we will explore the idea of monsters and toys that are made up of wheel-thrown components.  The potter’s wheel will be used to make different shapes fast and efficiently.  These forms will then be combined to make monsters and stylized toys.

We will explore different shapes and forming methods on the first day. Simple greenware glazing techniques will be demonstrated. On the second day, we will continue surface work with underglazes and various low temperature glazes.

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monoprint on clay//color and play
 workshop May 1

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Topic: Using a plaster slab as a matrix for color, we will explore the possibilities between two-dimensional (slabs) and three dimensional (slab constructed) works.  Also, a few quick and dirty tidbits to spur new directions with color and form building.

Date: Sunday 5/1/2016
Time:9AM-5PM (Includes potluck lunch)
Place:HPG Upstairs hand building area
Cost:$75 HPG Member, $90 Non-HPG Member – and a potluck dish
Requirement:None, Open to all levels
Includes:Plaster slab and clay for each participant, and use of studio underglazes
Bring: trimming tools, cutting tools, brushes/underglaze application tools image/drawing/color-pattern inspirations (if desired, can be helpfuland a potluck dish.

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED THURSDAY 3/24/2016 @ 7 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

(Please do not add your name to the sign-up sheet unless you are paying at the same time).


SURFACE, LINE AND COLOR WORKSHOP SUNDAY 3/27/2016

 WITH ARTIST RYAN SCHULZ

REQUIREMENTS: PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING NO MORE THAN 3 OF THEIR OWN THROWN OR HANDBUILT FORMS (IN BISQUE, BONE DRY OR LEATHER HARD) TO WORK ON. EXTRA GREEN WARE SLABS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

INCLUDES: USE OF STUDIO UNDER GLAZES, COLORED SLIPS, LATEX AND WAX RESISTS
BRING: ASSORTED BRUSHES FOR GLAZING AND WAXING, SLIP TRAILERS, SCULPTING AND CARVING TOOLS, AND A POTLUCK DISH.

TOPIC: Discussion on surface, line and color. In this one day workshop we will cover techniques such as: Slip and underglaze inlay, latex resist, underglaze application and ideal "blank canvas" forms.  Bring a few pieces of bisque ware, bone dry or leather hard green ware and let’s explore.  Porcelain or white stoneware preferred, but not absolutely necessary.  

DATE: SUNDAY 3/27/2016
TIME: 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH)
PLACE: HPG UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA
COST: $50 HPG MEMBER, $65 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED THURSDAY 2/25/2016 @ 7 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS
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NETSUKE AND OJIME WORKSHOP

MINIATURE SCULPTURES WITH ARTIST JOEY CHIARELLO February 27-28

WORKSHOP INFO:

TOPIC: DEMO AND DISCUSSION OF VARIOUS SCULPTING TECHNIQUES USED TO MAKE JAPANESE STYLE NETSUKE AND OJIME, 1-3” IN SIZE, IN TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL STYLES.

DATE: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 2/27 AND 2/28/2016
TIME: SATURDAY 1-5 PM, SUNDAY 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH) PLACE: HPG UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA
COST: $150 HPG MEMBER, $175 NON-HPG MEMBER - AND A POTLUCK DISH (ON SUNDAY)

LEVEL: PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF BASIS HANDBUILDING AND SCULPTURE TECHNIQUES AND HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST 1 HANDBULIDING CLASS.
INCLUDES: ¼ BAG OF B-MIX WITH GROG CLAY AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED SCULPTURE(S)
BRING: SCULPTING, CARVING TOOLS SMALL BRUSHES (#4 & #6), SMALL SPONGES, PICTURES OR SKETCHES OF WHAT YOU WANT TO SCULPT.
SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED MONDAY 2/1/2016 @ 6 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS
 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Joey Chiarello is a professional ceramics artist currently living and working in Honolulu. This self-taught sculpture artist creates detailed pieces that feature various animals and mythical creatures. Combining sculpture, painting, and relief techniques, Chiarello's creations feature spiritual symbolism and Asian art influences. His artwork reflects the soul's spiritual journey through life.

Of his work, Chiarello explains, "I combine intricate, hand drawn detail requiring many firings using under-glazes, glazes, slips and luster in the surface embellishment while using whiskers, bones, precious metals, steel and stones as accents for claws and more." (CHECK OUT http://www.joeychiarello.com/ FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF JOEY’S GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS)

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TOPIC:  DEMO AND DISCUSSION OF VARIOUS SCUPLTING TECHNIQUES USED TO MAKE A MONKEY RATTLE.

DATE:  SUNDAY 2/7/2016

TIME: 9AM-5PM (INCLUDES POTLUCK LUNCH)

PLACE:  HPG UPSTAIRS HANDBUILDING AREA

COST:  $50 HPG MEMBER, $65 NON-HPG MEMBER -  AND A POTLUCK DISH

 

2016 YEAR OF THE MONKEY WORKSHOP

HAND BUILT MONKEY RATTLE – WITH ARTIST ESTHER SHIMAZU

LEVEL:  PARTICIPANTS SHOULD HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF BASIS HANDBUILDING AND SCULPTURE TECHNIQUES
AND HAVE TAKEN AT LEAST 1 HANDBULIDING CLASS.

INCLUDES:  ¼ BAG OF SOLDATE CLAY AND BISQUE FIRING OF COMPLETED SCULPTURE(S)

BRING:  SCULPTING AND CARVING TOOLS

SIGN-UP SHEET POSTED MONDAY 1/18/2016 @ 6 PM AT HPG – LIMITED TO FIRST 15 PAID PARTICIPANTS

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It’s Full but You Can Waitlist

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WORKSHOP IS FULL.... WAIT LIST ONLY

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Due to high demand for the Majolica
workshop, there will be an AM Session
and a PM Session.

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