Artwork of Wayne Higby

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Art and Art History presents Earth, Sky, Time, Light, Space: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby January 17–February 17 at the UH Mānoa Art Building.

The exhibition highlights the diverse work by esteemed and internationally-recognized contemporary ceramics artist Wayne Higby. Inspired by the American landscape, Higby has created innovative vessels, sculpture and architectural installations. In addition, his experiences in China affected his efforts in porcelain and raku earthenware. Higby has been acclaimed as a living legend and visionary of the American Crafts Movement by the American Craft Museum.

The exhibition features a selection of approximately 21 works by Higby that include a variety of sizes, shapes, forms and time periods. The exhibition is being held in partnership with Hawaiʻi Craftsmen, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft in the art community of Hawaiʻi, and in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Higby will be in Honolulu to give his lecture, Light Falling on Grass, February 9, 4:30 p.m. in Art Building 101, which was previously presented to a sold-out crowd at George Washington University. He will discuss and explore how his innovative works use landscape imagery as a focal point for contemplation and reflection.

More about Wayne Higby

Wayne Higby is a ceramic artist and educator. His unique vision of the American landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition. His work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He is a professor and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, where he has also served as chair of the Division of Ceramic Art.

Visit the art department website for more information.