Maker's Market

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Don't miss our upcoming Makers Market at EHCC, which will coincide with Hilo’s 18th annual Black & White Night on November 2nd. Black & White Night is a festive multi-block party that happens annually in downtown Hilo. Businesses stay open late, with music, food vendors and entertainment in the streets! Our market will showcase Big Island potters along with other local makers specializing in jewelry, clothing, wood, glass and traditional Hawaiian crafts. Makers Market will take place at street level in the EHCC Annex, located just behind the main building at 141 Kalakaua Street, across from Kalakaua Park. Come join us and support your local artists!


Shelby Smith
- Shelby Smith's current ceramic work explores the interaction between person and place. Makers Market offerings will include a range of sipping cups with stamp designs, to mugs and bowls, along with ikeanana vessels.
- Suzanne Wang's ceramics draws inspiration from the natural surroundings of Hawai`i and the influences of east Asian pottery. She will showcase hand built, thrown and altered home decor items and functional ware. 

Clayton Amemiya
- Japanese inspired tableware that will include gas fired teapots, dishes, plates and bowls. There will also be a small selection of "anagama" wood fired sake cups and bottles.

Zoe Johnson
- Zoe Johnson offers handmade, ocean inspired porcelain treasures and offers individualized pottery classes in her Kamuela- Waimea studio.

High Fire Gallery
This downtown Hilo art and ceramic gallery showcases locally made work, along with offering pottery classes and workshops in their spacious studio.

Stephen Freedman
- Contemporary functional pottery inspired by Chinese Song Dynasty and Japanese Zen-influenced aesthetics.
- Kona-based glass artist whose work features etched and sandblasted vessels, layered with textures and patterns of her original artwork. 
- Nature in Clay is located on the Hamakua Coast of the island of Hawaii. Its ceramics is inspired by nature, which is the theme for its unique pieces.

Kimberly Langston Hagen
- Kimberly Langston Hagen's porcelain jewelry is inspired by nature and science. Her work is hand carved and sculpted, paired with precious metals and often detailed with semi-precious stones.

- Traditional Hawaiian crafts including poi Pounders, ʻulu maika stones and kōnane Boards made with modern tools that are sensible towards protocol and the Hawaiian culture.
- Original designs hand carved and decorated gourds stained with natural dyes. Ipu pawehe, also known as "the Ni'ihau Method," is the old Hawaiian art of decorating gourds that was unique to the island of Ni'ihau. 
Huli Huli
- Hand turned bowls and objects made with local Hawaiian woods, by Volcano artist Rick Frazier
- Artistic jewelry featuring miniature watercolor paintings, along with hand silk-screened t-shirts with original artwork by Ivy Torrez
- In partner with EHCC, Hilo Urb Farm serves the local community by promoting sustainability through diverting organic waste into compost, growing food-bearing and native plants.

Monika Mann

-Monika Mann will be offering her one of a kind ceramic pieces, from piggy banks to masks and some of her abstract reverse glass paintings.

Tradlen Wong Photography -

-Stunning landscape and nature images, printed on recycled, high-grade aluminum, mounted and ready to hang. 


Food Vendors:

Any Kine Wontons -

 -Popular mobile food cart that offers onolicious, bite size wontons in a variety of flavors.  


LIVE Entertainment on site!
5:30-7pm: The Hula Sisters w/ Destination Hilo will perform on the lanai of main building -
7pm-8pm: Justin Miyamoto of the Oceanographers will perform in front of Hilo Urb Garden -
8pm-9pm: Gerald Gushiken of Green Flash will perform in front of Hilo Urb Garden in the parking lot -

For more info on Black and White Night: