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Program Dates: June 10 - 14: Ceramics with Joey Chiarello

Age: Open to Ages 13-16

Registration will close on Monday, June 3 at midnight.

Description 
Kipuka
ʻO ka makamae a mālama ʻia
The Precious and Protected

Imagine you are a great winged creature soaring above our island of Hawaiʻi, of lands untouched by humans. Stretches of barren lava, dark oceans of aʻa and pahoehoe for as far as the eyes can see. In the distance, islands of ancient forests emerge as olivine gems, an oasis, a kipuka.

In this 5-day ceramic session with artist Joey Chiarello, students will explore kipuka through the lens of self. Sessions are designed for a more intimate exchange and deeper dive into craftsmanship inviting students to work closely with artists to develop authentic ideas and learn new techniques in hand building and ceramic sculpture. This experience will culminate in a student share out and discussion with other age groups in the Summer Art Experience program.

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About the Teaching Artist
Joseph Chiarello
, who goes by Joey, is primarily self-taught. He has studied with Esther Shimazu of Honolulu, Hawaii. He also studied with Sergei Isupov, and Michael Sherrill and under their tutelage he earned a scholarship through the Hawaii Craftsmen in 2004 and 2005. Joey views teaching as a large part of his education and has taught ceramic art classes at Hawaii potters guild in Honolulu Hawaii (as of 2011), and Seward park clay studio in Seattle Washington (2009-2011). Joey has been exhibiting work since 2003. His more recent shows include Mini SOFA inspired show at The Fine Art associates (2011), Hawaii’s Modern Masters (2011), Honolulu Japanese Chamber of commerce, Commitment to excellence Juried show, 2nd prize 3-D category, Honolulu Hawaii (2011), and “Homeward-bound” solo show at The Pacini Lubel Gallery Seattle (2010). Joey uses a wide range of age-old 2-D designs that includes a wide range of Native, Asian, folklore and spirituality as paintings, drawings and tattoos which inspire his 3-D ceramic interpretations. He says, “Growing up, I have always had a great appreciation of the many forms and capabilities of the entire animal kingdom. I am captivated by the stillness of the instinctual nature of each diverse creature. When I give in, creatures seem to flow from my fingertips.”

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