Paul Nash


Ceramic and Art Professor, Studio Ceramic Artist



Awards and Shows 

2004  Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe. Teacher/ Protégé Exhibition. Four former students who are now professional artists will exhibit their work next to their mentors. Eight person show. My former student, Cary Lathan, M.F.A., Ceramics, University of Hawaii - Manoa.  I exhibit thirteen abstract platters, using over lapping high fire stoneware glazes. 

2003 
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 25th Silver Anniversary Commitment to Excellence. Academy Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Juried Exhibition.  Stoneware Bottle, Red Kaki Glaze. 13" in height. 

Invited artist, Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Mixed Media Miniature Show, Invitational Exhibit. Stoneware Bottle, 10" in height. Overlapping high fire stoneware glazes. 

Invited artist, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. Showcase 2003. Stoneware Bottle, 10" in height. Semi Matt Glaze with Copper Brush Design. 

2002 
Gallery Iolani, Windward Community College, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe. System wide Art Exhibition. Two wheel thrown altered sculptures, stoneware. 6" wide x 21" in height. 

Invited artist, Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Mixed Media Miniature Show, Invitational Exhibit. Wheel thrown bottle. Stoneware, Kaki and Chun glazes. 6" in height. 

Invited artist, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. They Say It's Your Birthday: Happy 75th. Showcase 2002. Wheel thrown bottle, 20" in height, porcelain white slip design, wood fired. 

Invited artist, East-West Ceramics Collaboration III. University of Hawaii - Manoa. An international exchange in the ceramic arts. Invited professional artists representing the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Tile decorating workshop. I created six stoneware tiles with slip engobes. 12" x 12", working with the other artists. 
Exhibition, East-West Ceramics III, University of Hawaii Art Gallery. September 1 to September 27th.

2001 
Raku Ho'olaule'a 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition. Academy Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Presented by Hawaii Craftsmen Association. Juror's Award, Contemporary Award of Excellence. Raku Tea Bowl. 

Invited artist, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii.  Showcase 2001. Hand build platter. Stoneware, 18" in width, overlapping Chun glazes and wheel thrown bottle, overlapping copper red glazes. 8" in height. 

Invited artist, Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Mixed Media Miniature Show, Invitational Exhibit. Wheel thrown bottle. 10" in height, Stoneware, Kaki glaze. 

2000 to 2001  
Selected into Marquis Who's Who in America--West--Ceramic Art Educator.

2000 
Invited Artist, Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Mixed Media Miniature Show, an invitational exhibit. Stoneware Bottle, Wood Ash Glaze, 8" in height. 

Hawaii Craftsmen Show, Statewide Juried Exhibition, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Academy Arts Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Two Stoneware Bottles, 21" in height, Boron Semi Matt Rutile glaze, 12" in height, Stony Matt Cobalt Blue glaze. 

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 22nd Annual Art Exhibition, Amfac Exhibition Center. Juried exhibition.  Two Stoneware Hand build platters, 22" in width, using boron and celadon base glazes. 

Raku Ho'olaule'a a Juried Exhibition, Amfac Exhibition Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Raku Bottle, White Porcelain Slip with clear crackle glaze. 13" in height. 

International Biographical Center (IBC), Cambridge, England. Citation of Meritorious Achievement, 2000, Outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century to Paul Leslie Nash in the Field of Ceramic Art on July 12, 2000.

University of Hawaii Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching. Windward Community College. May 18, 1999 

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Art Exhibition, Amfac Exhibition Center. Juried exhibition. Stoneware Vase, high fired vanadium stony matt glaze. 

Queen Emma Gallery, Two Person Exhibit. One of a kind wheel thrown bottle forms, high fire reduction and wood fired, using overlapping stony matt glazes with oxides.

1996 
Sabbatical Exhibition, Windward Community College, Gallery Iolani. 30 clay forms, sculptural-hand build and thrown pottery--stoneware glazes, and salt fired. 

1995 
Invited artist to the U.H. Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Hawaii - Manoa. Two abstract slab construction fertility forms, high fire stoneware with glazes.

1994 
Art Faculty Exhibit, Windward Community College, Gallery Iolani. Ceramic forms, sculptural fertility shapes, and one of a kind abstract pottery.

1991 to 1992
A Cultural Exchange Joint Faculty Exhibit with Kagawa 1992 Junior College, Shikoku, Japan and Windward Community College. 15 ceramic forms, Porcelain, Stoneware and Raku, Kagawa Junior College Exhibition Room, May 31 - June 15, 1991. RSK Plaza Building, Shikoku, Japan, July 3 - 7, 1991. Ramsey Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 5 - 27, 1991. Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 1 - 15, 1991 and the Exhibition Room of the Chancellor for the Community Colleges, Honolulu, Hawaii, January - March, 1992.



Artist Statement

I use several different themes in my ceramic forms. The forms are either functional - bowls, vases and bottles, or ceramic sculpture - platters, fertility forms and bullet forms. My main interest is the Stoneware High Fire Reduction process. I like the look and feel of the stoneware clay and the glazes that evolved out of China.

I enjoy all aspects of ceramics - preparing the clay, making the clay forms, and firing the kilns. I fire my pieces in the Wood Burning Firing, the Soda Firing, or the Reduction Firing kiln.

I am trying to achieve a relationship and balance of space and form.

There is also the matching of the glazes to the ceramic form. This process actually starts as soon as I make the clay form in the plastic greenware stage. The relationship of all these components needs to come together to create art.

As an Art Educator in Ceramics, my main emphasis is to work in clay along with my students. This gives the students a greater awareness of the skills, techniques, and the amount of time needed to create art.




Profession 

Ceramic and Art Professor, Studio Ceramic Artist.

Education 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, with honors. Major: Ceramics; Minor: Fine Arts; April 1971,Chouinard Art Institute (California Institute of the Arts), Valencia, California. Studied under Ralph Bacerra, Ceramics Department. 

Master of Arts in Teaching. Major: Art Education; Minor: Ceramics; January 1973, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Studied under Dr. David Manzella, Art Education and Norm Schulman, Ceramics Department.

Experience 

2000 to present - Professor of Art - Ceramics, Windward Community College, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii. 

1971 to present - Working as a studio artist in functional and sculptural ceramic forms. 

2000 - 2002  President of the Hawaii Craftsmen Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

1999 Vice President of the Hawaii Craftsmen Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1998 Served on the Board of Directors for the Hawaii Craftsmen Association, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

1995 - 1999 Associate Professor of Art - Ceramics, Windward Community College, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii.




Contact:  Paul Nash

Email: pnash@hawii.edu

Studio Address: 45-720 Keaahala Rd.              Kaneohe, HI 96744

Phone: 808-235-7323   FAX: 808 247-5362

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