The Donkey Mill’s Ceramics Studio Coordinator, Jake Boggs, will be leaving his position at the Mill to spend time as a full time dad and studio artist. “I feel extremely fortunate to be able to spend this precious time with Euna in her first year or two of life, a time that passes so quickly. I am also excited to focus more on my studio practice. Being a full time artist has always been my dream, and I have to see if it is possible.” -Jake Boggs

Mahalo, Jake, for your dedication and contributions to the Donkey Mill. You have left a lasting impact on all of us and you will be profoundly missed.

“Throughout your tenure, your leadership and vision have profoundly shaped our ceramics studio and the broader community. You have been a cornerstone in sustaining and enhancing the studio, fostering a culture of creativity and inclusivity. Your role in leading Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls has been transformative, not only ensuring its success but also nurturing a space where community exchange and artistic inspiration thrive. By establishing the apprenticeship program, you have opened doors for budding artists, Emily Gleason and Bianca Michetti, providing them with invaluable opportunities to grow and flourish. Your collaborations with our curator, Mina Elison, have significantly enriched our community’s cultural landscape, elevating contemporary ceramic culture and creating vibrant celebrations like the Holiday Studio Sale. Additionally, your development of the “Clay Conversations” series has offered deep insights into the world of ceramics, inspiring many through dialogues with iconic artists. Your efforts in connecting the Mill with Hawaii Craftsmen have furthered artistic dialogue, fostering a rich exchange of philosophies and techniques within the local crafts community.

As you embark on new adventures and spend more time with your newborn daughter, Euna Elizabeth Boggs, we reflect on the indelible legacy you leave behind. Best wishes for your future endeavors, and know that your influence and the bridges you’ve built will continue to resonate within our community. Mahalo for everything.”

Miho Morinoue, Program Director
On behalf of the entire Donkey Mill Hui

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Artwork on View

Jake’s artworks can be found at the following galleries:

  • Hawaiʻi Island

    • Olena Gallery, Hawi

    • Glyph Gallery, Hōlualoa

    • Donkey Mill Art Center, Hōlualoa

  • Kauai
    • Halelea Galleries in Kōloa, Poʻipū, and Hanalei

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Flowers 4 My Friends: Re/marks on Color
    August 1 – September 15, 2024
    Kahilu Theater, Waimea, Hawai’i Island
    Simperman & Suli T. Go Galleries
  • Altered Earth
    August 27 – October 19, 2024
    Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Maui
    Schaefer International Gallery