Ka Waiwai Mohala – The Unfolding Treasures is the title of this year’s student art show at Windward Community College, University of Hawaii. It is an exhibition of work by outstanding students from the fine art studio classes. The show features the Atelier, ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Chris Edwards is a consummate fabricator of unique art with clay. He also is endowed with a wonderful gift of perseverance. I like to call it a gift; that way I have an excuse for not sticking with things. After all, a gift is not something you can develop, but I digress…
This hanging basket is the result of several months of work and starting again when the first project went south through no fault of Chris’s. What you see here is his second attempt.
In this masterpiece there are more than a 100 triangles with a hole in each corner. These triangles were individually hand-made. In the first attempt he had them all connected with steel wire that the ceramics store owner, and the label on the package, assured him would withstand the heat of high firing. Well it didn’t. The wire melted, gluing the ceramic triangles together in weird shapes.
Well, Chris started all over again; firing each of the pieces separately for the bisque firing and then glazing for Raku firing.
The Puka Bowls (puka means holes in Hawaiian) are again individually hand-made. There is no mass punching of holes here, but each hole is individually made and different from the one next to it.
Eventually I will get around to taking about the things I have in the show, yep, I am a student; granted I take only one class each semester, and always in ceramics, but…
In the meantime you could take a look at some of the books I’ve written. My latest, Murder Sets Sail is no mystery, just a fun read.
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Murder Sets Sail is available from Second Wind Publishing and on Amazon. Kindle edition is only $4.99.
Another of Paul’s books, The Telephone Killer published by 2nd Wind Publishing is available on Amazon and from the publisher. Kindle and Nook versions just $4.99.
To watch The Telephone Killer video click here.
The Telephone Killer is now also available as an audiobook.
Two historical novels about colonial Congo where I was born and grew up are: Of Rulers and Ruled
and Of Chiefs and Giants.
The period covered is from 1885 when Leopold II of the Belgians claimed more than 900,000 million square miles of Central Africa as his private domain until independence in 1965. These books are available from Amazon
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versions are only $5.99.
Another recent novel of mine, Desperate Voyage, is a World War II story of courage, love, murder and an enemy attack on a British freighter. It is available from Amazon and the Kindle edition is only $5.99,
Two Christian novels; The Final Witness and A questions of Reputation are also available at Amazon.
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