"Ceramics for Use, a New Perspective"

Asia/Pacific Ceramics Student Workshop brings together faculty and students from six regions

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Suzanne Wolfe, (808) 956-5264
Department of Art
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jul 14, 2004

HONOLULU — The UH Mānoa Department of Art presents "Ceramics for Use, a New Perspective," an Asia/Pacific Ceramics Student Workshop, on July 12-30, 2004 at UH Mānoa‘s ceramics facility. This year‘s event will bring together faculty members and their graduate students from Korea, Japan, People‘s Republic of China, Taiwan, Australia and Hawaiʻi to share ideas, interests and techniques of their different ceramics traditions through the making of ceramic works in a common environment.

Hawaiʻi‘s unique position as a crossroads of the Pacific has made it an ideal location to hold these international ceramics workshops since 1995. "Ceramics for Use, a New Perspective" is sponsored through generous gifts from Cho Tae-kwon, chairman of KwangJuYo, a company founded in 1963 that has been instrumental in reviving traditional Korean ceramic tableware, and the East Asia Council of the University of Hawaiʻi.

The public is invited to observe the activities and speak with the participants during the workshop period between 9 — 11:30 a.m. and 1 — 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Participating faculty members will present slide presentations of their work on July 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. in the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public. The presenters include:

Tuesday, July 20
Dai Yu Xiang — China Academy of the Arts, Hangzhou, People‘s Republic of China
Inchin Lee — Hongiki University, Seoul, Korea
Joanne Searle — Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Wednesday, July 21
Shih Hui-Yin — Tunghai University of the Arts, Taiwan
Ayumi Shigematsu — Kyoto City University of the Arts, Japan
Suzanne Wolfe — University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu

An exhibition of the work produced by faculty members and students during the workshop will be featured in the Commons Gallery in UH Mānoa‘s Department of Art from August 23-27.

For more information regarding the program, contact Suzanne Wolfe at 808-956-5264 or swolfe@hawaii.edu.