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CLAYTON AMEMIYA: Wood Fired Anagama Ceramics

An exhibit of Wood Fired Anagama Ceramics by Clayton Amemiya opens Saturday, July 26th with a reception for the artist at 5:00 pm.

Amemiya 1942

The exhibit will include new work fired in Clayton's anagama, a Japanese style of wood fired kiln. The anagama, or climbing kiln, is a 12-foot long tunnel, about 4½ feet tall and 4½ feet wide, built on a hillside, with the firebox at the bottom, and exit flue at the top. Hot flames are drawn from the firebox, through the chamber and out the flue.

The speed and intensity of the fire and how each piece is positioned in the kiln determine the final look of each piece. Flame and flying ash affect the clay surfaces, so that no two pieces look the same. Even though it takes four days to tend the fire, the anagama allows Clayton to get much wider variations in glaze and surface than he could with a gas or electric kiln.

Clayton was born in Wahiawa on O‘ahu. He attended Punahou School and received a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from the University of Hawai‘i-Mänoa. Clayton was introduced to pottery while working at the U.S. Consulate in Okinawa in 1972, when he met Seisho Kuniyoshi who made Japanese tableware.

The exhibit runs through September 7th, and Gallery hours are 9 am - 5 pm daily.

Check out his amazing video:

Mark your calendar for…

TINY TREASURES II: Sculpture & Jewelry Show

Show dates September 13 - November 9th
Opening Reception: September 13, 5-7pm


Showing the works of:
Lisa Louise Adams, 
Henry Bianchini, Brenda May Ching, Wayne Keeth, Amy Flanders, Kimberly Langston Hagen, Bea Israel, Heather Mettler, Elizabeth Miller, Stone O’Daugherty, Pat Pearlman, Daniel E. Rokovitz, Jeff Roth, Tad Sewell, Jamie Stokes and Ivy Torres.

It’s Inspiration Calling.

Whether you’re a potter, a painter or a photographer needing a new way to capture that image, Volcano Art Center’s Art of the iPhone will help you navigate through several key apps best suited for the iPhone camera. Learn to use the applications to improve color, blend images introduce mood to a scene. The instructors will also offer tips on recognizing good light and composition. Android users don’t despair! Your Smartphone is welcome to join in on the fun.

With the use of applications and your own creative juices, the Smartphone  becomes a powerful imaging tool - not just a camera.

Join instructors Ken and Mary Goodrich for Art of the iPhone, September 9, 10 and 13, from 10am till Noon at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus. Cost for the three, two hour session workshop is $60 for VAC members and $75 for non-members. Each session will introduce two or three new applications along with various props and an opportunity to make portraits or images in the Niaulani forest. With the help of the instructors, students will process their images with the apps and share  results with the class.

Knowledge of basic techniques for operating an iPhone, Smartphone or iPad is a prerequisite for the class. Attendees are asked to bring their phone (iPhone or Android) or iPad along with a device charger, pen and notebook. Reading glasses or other magnifying devices are sometimes helpful. A list of apps to be downloaded for the first session will be provided by the instructors prior to the workshop.

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