Kate and Will Jacobson
Kate and Will Jacobson have been collaborating artists for over forty years. Our Hawaii open-air studio is on a one-lane country road and graced by an abundance of tropical flowers. We enjoy a sweeping ocean view and this dichotomy of a natural, quiet environment counterbalanced with dramatic imagery of surf, lava and brilliant skies are evident in our art.
Our current work is inspired by the concept of living in the center of the Pacific Rim. Hawaii is a very elemental island with trembling blue horizons, slowly creeping rivers of lava and starry, starry night skies. There is a continual awareness and respect for the fierce power and tender fragility of life. When you look at our art, you get a glimpse into our world filled with wonder and awe. With growing evidence of how climate change will impact island cultures, we hope to raise awareness and celebrate the beauty and strength of the ocean that surrounds, nurtures and unites us all.
We are widely recognized as the originators of Naked Raku. This firing technique reveals the unadorned, earthly beauty of clay. Another innovative method we are known for is Mica Infusion; using colored mica and terra sigilatta to achieve the shimmering luster of our surfaces. Our work has been exhibited throughout the world, won numerous awards and is included in many corporate, private and public collections.