Join a diverse group of potters and ceramic artists from Hawaiʻi Island for the 8th Annual Volcano Pottery Sale, on June 10 & 11. The sale will be held at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village from 3:00 – 7:00pm on Friday, and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday.
This is a great opportunity to see a wide range of ceramic works, all in one location, and to meet and talk story with the artists. And don’t miss demonstrations of throwing on the potter’s wheel on Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Functional pottery and ceramic sculpture ranging from low fired Raku wares to high fired porcelain with crystalline glazes and soda fired stoneware will be shown. In addition to the sale, there will be an exhibit of new work by each potter, and the public is invited to bid for these pieces in a silent auction.
Participating artists will include Birgitta Frazier, Chiu Leong, Tim Freeman, Lisa Louise Adams and Emily Herb (all from Volcano Village), Shannon Hickey from Hilo, Robert Troost from the Puna area, TR Andrews from Kurtistown, Suzanne Wang of Hakalau, Claire Seastone from Holualoa and Laura Roberts of Kona. We welcome three new potters to the sale this year, Zoe Johnson from Waimea, Peri Enkin of Kona and Marion Nipper from Hakalau.
Tea Hawaii will be providing tasting samples, as well as selling their estate grown teas. Sushi and bentos will also be available from Volcano Hanabi on Friday and Aunty Pon’s Thai food will be available on Saturday. The cool rainforest surroundings of Volcano Village create a serene environment in which to enjoy the fine handcrafted wares.
There is plenty of free parking at the Niaulani Campus, located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. in Volcano Village, and more information is available by calling (808) 967-8222.