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Visit Molokai Ceramic Artist

Ark Ceramics News Release

 “I walk a beach marked by the ebbing tide,” says ceramic artist Arabella Ark, “where I step over broken coral and loose limu to the pond wall. There I watch the heron fishing, the kolea pecking, the fish jumping, while whales breach in the channel beyond the reef. The wind picks up and the sea begins to churn. These are the elements of design on my ceramics.”

At Arabella’s studio, you can find shapes, sizes, colors from our changing natural world. There are pots glazed in pinks and corals like the setting sun; others in deep turquoises and greens like the sea. Many are high-lighted with gold leaf like the reflection of sunlight on the rain-forested ravines at her former home in Hana.

Attracted to antiquity, she places elements of Asian temples and clothing on her large-scale work, which includes teapots and vases. Some of her large clay tablets for wall hanging, called Other Worlds, reflect views of galaxies seen by the Hubble Telescope. She calls herself a dreamer with many of her pieces shaped like pillows.

She also has functional, dishwasher safe tableware inspired by the sea such as platters, dinner and salad plates, bowls and mugs.

“My studio just four miles east of Kaunakakai is always open by appointment,” Ark says. “Simply call 808-553-3099.”

A special invitation goes out to visit for some holiday cheer and freebies on Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at 2376 Kam V Hwy., don’t pass mile marker 4, turn makai onto long gravel driveway. Ark asks to please park in front of studio or on highway shoulder fronting vacant lot.


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