KATE & WILL JACOBSON

COLLABORATING ARTISTS

JOURNEY

We thought you might like to see some of the experiences and inspirations that have helped us evolve as artists. The road has been long and winding and we're still traveling. We hope your journey has brought you laughter, love and illumination and that our paths may someday cross.
With Warm Aloha, Kate and Will

Firing in Hawaii, 2014
Firing in Hawaii, 2014

Will is firing one of the first "Flow" pieces. This series has taken about a year from conception to the completion of a finished form. This is a direction we'd like to explore over the next few years. Pottery is such a meditative art form. In addition to form and imagery, much time is spent thinking about how to achieve technical quality.

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Brush set up for Mica application
Brush set up for Mica application

We infuse and burnish colored mica into terra sigilatta to achieve a subtle surface luster.

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Wellington Potters Asso, NZ 2014
Wellington Potters Asso, NZ 2014

This is one of the few photos we have of both of us during our two-month residency in New Zeland. Mahalo to Mathew for sending this to us. Wellington Potters are a lively bunch of creative spirits and we are delighted to have spent time with them. Cool city that we hope to return to one day.

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Earthskin 2014.jpg
Earthskin 2014.jpg

We were honored to have Peter Stichbury's treadle wheel to use while we were in Muriwai, New Zealand. Also appreciative of the use of Patricia Perrin's home and studio; both giants in the world of NZed potters. Mahlo nui to Earthskin ~ Nancy, Veronique Steph and Pamela

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Waikato Society of Potters, NewZealand, 2014 copy.JPG
Waikato Society of Potters, NewZealand, 2014 copy.JPG

Great studio space in Hamilton with very savvy potters participating. Mahalo nui to Trish for being the logistics queen and Jasmin and ohana for their gracious hospitality.

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Works in process, 2013
Works in process, 2013

Early ideas about the flow series. We were not able to attend NCECA 2013, but loved the energy around the theme flow. It got us thinking about the flow of ideas, the flow of lava, the flow of water and the flow of time. We could spend a lifetime pondering flow.

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Hawaii studio, 2013
Hawaii studio, 2013

Will is brushing mica infused slips onto the bone dry clay surface.

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Holualoa, HI, 2013.JPG
Holualoa, HI, 2013.JPG

Donkey Mill Art Center, honored by Hawaii County Council for "Outstanding Contributions to the Big Island Community". This photo was taken during the annual membership meeting with DMAC president, Thalia Davis and Hawaii County Councilwoman, Karen Eoff. Aw shucks! Love you Donkey Mill

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Four Seasons Hualalai, 2013
Four Seasons Hualalai, 2013

Beautiful artist run gallery space developed by Tiffany deEtte Shafto, Mary Spears and Kathy Long. So many inspiring conversations on the state of the arts in Hawaii.

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Tip Toland Workshop, Holualoa, 2013
Tip Toland Workshop, Holualoa, 2013

Kate Jacobson, Tip Toland, Setsuko Morinoue, Claire Seastone & Anne Catlin; what a powerful group of artists.

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Raku Ho'olaulea, First Place, 2011
Raku Ho'olaulea, First Place, 2011

Raku Ho'olaule'a is a beach camp out and raku firing that gathers over 100 artists in fellowship and burning bliss. It's been happening 40+ years on Oahu and we were humbled to receive First Place in 2011.

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Pittsburgh NCECA 2008
Pittsburgh NCECA 2008

Also in photo with Kate is Eduardo Lazo (L) and David Roberts (R). Painting with Smoke workshop, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

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Guarda, Switzerland workshop, 1999
Guarda, Switzerland workshop, 1999

Jordan-Culatti Ceramics Studio

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Belgium workshop, 1997
Belgium workshop, 1997
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Washington studio, 1997
Washington studio, 1997
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Our best collaboration, Elliott,1995
Our best collaboration, Elliott,1995

Now studying International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon

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