Ceramics

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Beginning Wheel Throwing I #926 & 927

Prepare to be amazed at what you can shape from a lump of clay using only your hands and simple tools. For those with no prior clay or wheel throwing experience, this class will impart the basic techniques of wheel throwing, including clay preparation, centering, throwing vertical and flat forms, and trimming. Students will make stunning works of art by transforming clay into functional objects of inspiration.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Session 1 Day & Duration (#926): Thursdays, 8 weeks
January 22 – March 19 (No class on Feb. 19) / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Bob Flint
Session 2 Day & Duration (#927): Tuesdays, 8 weeks
March 31 – May 19 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Deb Zaleski
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $22
Lab Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

Bob Flint earned his BFA and MFA with specialization in ceramics from the University of Hawai‘i. He has taught ceramics for fifteen years and continues to produce work from his Makawao studio. Bob has completed several public works of art for the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts.

Deb Zaleski has been involved in the Maui art community for thirty years. As a founding member of the Maui Crafts Guild, she served as the first President and as an Executive Board member for five years before owning and operating her own gallery. She returned to the Hui in 2006 and has been the Hui’s Ceramics Manager for the past ten years.

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Throwing Porcelain #928

Porcelain can be a tricky clay to throw, but you’ll feel much more confident with it after this class! Students will focus on throwing techniques and trimming the surface of porcelain clay. Brian will also show students how to properly dry clay and decorate their works with glaze techniques. Throw away your fears and unlock your creativity in porcelain! Prerequisite: proficiency in throwing and fundamental ceramic processes

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturdays, 8 weeks
January 31 – March 28 (No class on Feb. 21) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Brian Persha
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $22
Lab Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

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FREE Artist Presentation & Potluck with Visiting Artist Ken Matsuzaki

Join Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in welcoming back Ken Matsuzaki of Mashiko, Japan! Please bring a dish to share for a pot-luck. After snacks and conversation, Ken will present a video and exhibit a few of his pots.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Ken Matsuzaki
Day & Duration: Friday, 1 day
Friday, February 20 / 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Solarium
About the Teaching Artist

Ken Matsuzaki received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating in 1972, he moved to Mashiko to apprentice with National Living Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka (who himself had moved to Mashiko to study with Shoji Hamada). After a five-year apprenticeship, Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yuushin Gama, down the road from Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Although his approach is very contemporary, Ken’s works have a strong grounding in the Mingei philosophy. His work introduces a focus on the Oribe style with yohen, shino, and oribe glazing. Ken is currently the president of the Mashiko Potters Association. His pottery is among the collections of major galleries and museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Worcester Museum of Art, and the Tikotin Museum in Israel. He has exhibited widely in Japan, the United States, and the UK.

Japanese Pottery Techniques with Visiting Artist Ken Matsuzaki #921

In this workshop, Ken Matsuzaki will focus on throwing techniques to create Japanese wares, i.e. tea bowl (maccha-wan) and sake bottle (tokkuri). He will teach students how to make a Japanese-style teapot (kyusu) and how to coil a flower vase. Ken will demonstrate in the mornings and work with students in the afternoons. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with one of the most important contemporary potters in Japan! Prerequisite: proficiency in throwing and fundamental ceramic processes

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Ken Matsuzaki
Day & Duration: Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
February 21 & 22 / 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $20

Supply List

Coming soon!

About the Teaching Artist

Ken Matsuzaki received a degree in Ceramic Art from Tamagawa University School of Fine Arts, Tokyo. After graduating in 1972, he moved to Mashiko to apprentice with National Living Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka (who himself had moved to Mashiko to study with Shoji Hamada). After a five-year apprenticeship, Matsuzaki established his own kiln, Yuushin Gama, down the road from Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Although his approach is very contemporary, Ken’s works have a strong grounding in the Mingei philosophy. His work introduces a focus on the Oribe style with yohen, shino, and oribe glazing. Ken is currently the president of the Mashiko Potters Association. His pottery is among the collections of major galleries and museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Worcester Museum of Art, and the Tikotin Museum in Israel. He has exhibited widely in Japan, the United States, and the UK.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing II #929

Already have some wheel work under your belt, but need more guidance to improve your skills? This class will further refine your throwing techniques and will help you tackle simple open forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. You’ll also learn how to properly trim a foot and achieve aesthetic balance in your work. If you are ready to progress further, this class will accommodate those who want to learn more intermediate/advanced level projects. Prerequisite: Beginning Wheel Throwing I or equivalent experience

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Wednesdays, 8 weeks
April 2 – May 21 / 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Bob Flint
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $22
Lab Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

Bob Flint earned his BFA and MFA with specialization in ceramics from the University of Hawai‘i. He has taught ceramics for fifteen years and continues to produce work from his Makawao studio. Bob has completed several public works of art for the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts.

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Handbuilding with Stoneware Clay #930

If you can walk and talk at the same time, you can handbuild in clay! As you pinch, coil, and roll using fundamental hand forming techniques, you will learn the basic properties of clay, including process and terminology. The class will focus on slab construction and students will walk way from class with wonderful handmade works. The possibilities are endless! This class is open to all levels; both beginners and more advanced students will have the opportunity to create their own individual ceramic ideas/visions.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Day & Duration: Saturdays, 8 weeks
April 4 – May 23 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teaching Artist: Brian Persha
Location: Ceramics Studio
Tuition: $225 ($282 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $22
Lab Fee: $30

Supply List

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Open Studio

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About the Teaching Artists

Bio coming soon!

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