Challenge Potter Bios

Get to know some of our Challenge Potters

Fifteen potters are ready to take on the challenge of making 50 or more bowls.

Their bowls will be available in a special Signature Bowl Challenge area.

Each challenge potter will also be donating a

showcase piece for the silent auction.

Jack Lewin

Showcase piece: Large bowl - 10" tall, 14" across

Donation:  60+ bowls

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Lori Nakatsuka
arakupot@gmail.com

 

Showcase piece:  Big platter about 15" wide

Donation:  50+ bowls
 
Born and raised here, on Kauai, Big Island, and Oahu, I've enjoyed art all my life.  I fell in love with the malleability and flow of clay and now combine it with the flowing brush strokes of Sumie paired with whimsy.  Pottery is my therapy, my escape, and my joy!

Kuhn’s Pottery
www.kuhnspottery.com
instagram @kuhnspottery

Mark Kuhn is originally from southwestern PA, and has been behind the potter's wheel for over 25 years.  His passion for pottery started when he was in high school, which led him to pursue further training in the medium. He received a degree in art education, with a concentration in ceramics from California University of PA in the early 90’s.  In July 2013, he relocated from PA to Hawaii, and has become involved in the local artist community, including the Hawaii Potter’s Guild.  He has a passion for functional, wheel thrown ceramics, which integrate both high craftsmanship and sculptural alterations.

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Leah and Bob York

Off the Clock Studios

 

Showcase piece:  Large bowl, approximately 12" wide x 6" tall

Donation:  50-60 bowls

 

Leah and Bob York create individual and collaborative work in their home studio in central Oahu.  Bob's focus is on thrown, functional pieces, primarily vases and bowls.  Leah creates both thrown and hand built pieces, as well as sculptural work.  Their collaborative work satisfies their need to create and decorate at a fast pace.

Marisa Oshiro

Showcase pieces:  Pair of Okinawan Shisa (Fu Dog) - 6"x 10" each

Donation: 50 bowls

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Janet Kelly

     and 

Fuki Ikeuchi

Speedy Jane Studios, LLC

Donation: 100 bowls total

 

grant 5 sig bowls

Emily Lee

Emily Lee Studio

emilyleestudio.com
Instagram:  @emilyleestudio
 
Showcase piece:  Sculptural piece - 18"w x 18"d in surface area

Donation:  50 bowls

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Holly Oyadomari
Instagram:  @earthkissespottery
 
Donation:  50+ bowls

Holly's journey with clay began just a few years ago at the Hawaii Potters' Guild.  Handbuilding was the start of her clay practice, but it was the wheel that brought her into a fuller immersion with clay.  Every facet of wheel throwing from wedging to trimming to glazing offers daily opportunities to practice patience and thought, so much so that she likens it to her ashtanga yoga practice which encompasses her mind, body and spirit as well.

~just breathe

David Yamaguchi

GUCH Design


Donation:  50 - 60 bowls

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Get to know some of our Challenge Potters

Fifteen potters are ready to take on the challenge of making 50 or more bowls.

Their bowls will be available in a special Signature Bowl Challenge area.

Each challenge potter will also be donating a showcase piece for the silent auction.

jack

Jack Lewin

Showcase piece: Large bowl - 10" tall, 14" across

Donation:  60+ bowls

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Lori Nakatsuka
arakupot@gmail.com

 

Showcase piece:  Big platter about 15" wide

Donation:  50+ bowls
 
Born and raised here, on Kauai, Big Island, and Oahu, I've enjoyed art all my life.  I fell in love with the malleability and flow of clay and now combine it with the flowing brush strokes of Sumie paired with whimsy.  Pottery is my therapy, my escape, and my joy!

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Kuhn’s Pottery
www.kuhnspottery.com
instagram @kuhnspottery

Mark Kuhn is originally from southwestern PA, and has been behind the potter's wheel for over 25 years.  His passion for pottery started when he was in high school, which led him to pursue further training in the medium. He received a degree in art education, with a concentration in ceramics from California University of PA in the early 90’s.  In July 2013, he relocated from PA to Hawaii, and has become involved in the local artist community, including the Hawaii Potter’s Guild.  He has a passion for functional, wheel thrown ceramics, which integrate both high craftsmanship and sculptural alterations.

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Leah and Bob York

Off the Clock Studios

 

Showcase piece:  Large bowl, approximately 12" wide x 6" tall

Donation:  50-60 bowls

 

Leah and Bob York create individual and collaborative work in their home studio in central Oahu.  Bob's focus is on thrown, functional pieces, primarily vases and bowls.  Leah creates both thrown and hand built pieces, as well as sculptural work.  Their collaborative work satisfies their need to create and decorate at a fast pace.

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Marisa Oshiro

Showcase pieces:  Pair of Okinawan Shisa (Fu Dog) - 6"x 10" each

Donation: 50 bowls

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Holly Oyadomari
Instagram:  @earthkissespottery
 
Donation:  50+ bowls

 

Holly's journey with clay began just a few years ago at the Hawaii Potters' Guild.  Handbuilding was the start of her clay practice, but it was the wheel that brought her into a fuller immersion with clay.  Every facet of wheel throwing from wedging to trimming to glazing offers daily opportunities to practice patience and thought, so much so that she likens it to her ashtanga yoga practice which encompasses her mind, body and spirit as well.

~just breathe

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Janet Kelly

     and

Fuki Ikeuchi

Speedy Jane Studios, LLC

 

Donation: 100 bowls total

 

grant 5 sig bowls
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Emily Lee

Emily Lee Studio

emilyleestudio.com
Instagram:  @emilyleestudio
 
Showcase piece:  Sculptural piece - 18"w x 18"d in surface area

Donation:  50 bowls

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David Yamaguchi

GUCH Design


Donation:  50 - 60 bowls