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Silk Painting Workshop

with Patti Pease Johnson

Saturday, December 13, 2014  from 12:30 – 3:30 PM 

2014 dec 13 silk scarf class

Seating Limited to 6  

Resignation extended to

Wednesday,  December 10, 2014 


Introduction to Raku Workshop

with Shannon Hickey

To Be Announced

In two sessions students will be introduced to the Raku technique. The first session will present an opportunity to design and create  2-3 pieces which are appropriate for Raku (no tableware). These pieces will be bisque fired before the next session.



In the second session students will glaze their pieces and observe the loading and firing of the Raku Kiln. When the pieces are removed from the Raku kiln, several finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Finished pieces can be taken home at the end of this session.

Size restrictions apply to all ceramic pieces. Pieces are limited to 7.5 inches in all directions (421 cubic inches). 

$95.00 Tuition includes workshop, materials and firing.


Students must be 18 or older to attend this workshop.


Intermediate Silk Painting Workshop

with Patti Pease Johnson

To Be Announced

Tuition: $60.00 plus 10.00 material fee.


Pit Fire Workshop with Sam Robinson

To Be Announced

Learn theory and techniques of Pit Fired ceramics with organic and recycled items. Instructor Sam Robinson shares her expertise in Pit Firing using found items and natural materials in the process.

Saturday at High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio in Hilo. Instruction covers techniques and methods of producing pieces suitable for achieving the best results in a pit fire.

Saturday 9:00am – noon optional open studio.  An opportunity to finish/trim/burnish your piece as needed. Possibilities will be discussed in previous class.

Saturday 10:00am – pau Preparation and firing at the pit site near Pepe’ekeo. Location and construction of the pit, placement of pieces, firing materials, stoking and firing to achieve the best results will be demonstrated and discussed.

Sunday  3:00pm – 5:00pm Opening the Pit. This session is optional but encouraged.  The fired pieces are removed from the pit to be shared and admired. If you can’t attend the pit opening you may pick up your pieces after Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio in Hilo.


Lauhala Weaving Workshop with

Jessica Harris  

To Be Announced

Instructor Jessica Harris gathers and prepares all the materials necessary to create a unique and authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelet.

Using the leaves of the Hala (Padanus) Tree students will create a bracelet with embellishments. Traditional methods of plaiting and weaving will be employed to create an authentic piece that should last for many years.

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