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raku hawaiian style video distribution help

updated tue 30 oct 01


Malone & Dean McRaine on mon 29 oct 01

Aloha everyone, I'm happy to announce the completion (at last) of our video
documentary of the Raku Ho'olaule'a festival that's held on a windward Oahu
beach every year. The event is now 25 years old and is the biggest Raku
event in the country. The video is 55 min. and starts with the opening
prayer and blessing in Hawaiian, goes through the 3 days of activities,
glazing, firing, contests, etc. and ends with the final judging of works
for the annual gallery show that comes out of the Ho'olaule'a. We cover
the various events and interview a number of the artists about their
particular techniques plus show lots and lots of amazing raku pieces. We
intended the tape to be an introduction to Raku with information on
technique and safety as well as a fun and inspiring visit with some of the
best Raku artists in Hawaii. The video is upbeat and energizing, we think
it would be great in schools and libraries to inform and inspire student
potters about the possibilities of Raku.

We're not very connected with the school and library distribution networks
on the mainland. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reach schools,
libraries, art programs, community programs, etc.? Please Cc replies
direct to us.

There's a review and an ad for "Raku Hawaiian Style" in the current
(October) Ceramics Monthly.