Asia-Pacific artists to show
ceramics at UH workshop

Six ceramic artists from the Asia-Pacific region are at the University of Hawaii Art Department through July 30 with their graduate students for the Asia/Pacific Ceramics Student Workshop.

They will present slide lectures and commentary on their work starting at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow in the Art Auditorium on the Manoa campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Presenting their work today will be:

>> Dai Yu Xiang, faculty member at China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou, China. He has shown his work in China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan and has written many articles on contemporary ceramics.
>> Inchin Lee, faculty member with Hongik University in Seoul, who has studied ceramics in the United States and Japan. He has had many exhibitions of his functional ceramics in the United States, Korea and Japan.
>> Joanne Searle, director of distance education at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She has shown her work in Australia, Croatia, Italy, Taiwan and Germany.

Presenting their work tomorrow will be:

>> Shih Hui-Yin, Tunghai University faculty member who has shown her ceramics in Taiwan, China, Japan and New Zealand, where she won an award of merit at the Fletcher Challenge Exhibition.
>> Ayumi Shigematsu, faculty member at Kyoto City University of the Arts. She has shown her work in 30 solo exhibitions in Japan, and it is in museum collections in the United States, Hungary, Japan and Taiwan.
>> Suzanne Wolfe, UH-Manoa faculty member and organizer of five international workshops at the university. Her work is in collections in Taiwan, China, Japan and the United States and she has participated in more than 25 national and international exhibitions.

The workshop is funded by gifts from the UH East Asia Council and Cho Tae-Kwon, chairman of KwangJuYo, a company founded in 1963 that has been instrumental in reviving traditional Korean ceramic tableware.

The theme is "Ceramics for Use, a New Perspective." The students and faculty are sharing ideas, interests and techniques from their different ceramics traditions.

Visitors from the ceramics community and others interested are welcome during the workshop and encouraged to visit the Department of Art ceramics facilities to observe the activities and talk to participants.

Work produced during the workshop will be exhibited Aug. 23-27 in the Commons Gallery, next to the Art Department's Main Gallery.

For more information, call Suzanne Wolfe, 956-5264, or e-mail


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