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KVA Member Artists

Kathleen Carr
Stefanie Culbertson
Betty Gerstner
Watercolor, Hand
Painted Porcelain & Colored Pencil. Specializing in Pet Portraits
Gigi Goochey
Bill Jaeger
Stained Glass
Kathleen Jaeger
Mosaics, Acrylics, pen and ink, painting on glassware
Leslie Munger
Chain Maille Jewelry
Christal Nylin
Linda Savell
Robert (Bob) J. Williams
Acrylic Paintings on Paper and Canvas


KVA Guest Artists

Frank Andrews
Welded Copper
Rachel Baker
Fused Glass
Hugh Jenkins & Stephanie Ross
Glass Blowers
Brad Lewis
Parker and Debbie Nicholson
Wood Turners
Whitney Steele
Bill Twibell
Located in Kona, on the Big Island, Hawaii

Original Art Created Exclusively by Big Island Artists
Kailua Village Artists began in 1987
It is now the oldest surviving artists Co-operative
in the State of Hawaii.

  • Glass: Blown Glass, Fused Glass, Glass Jewelry, Stained Glass

  • Paintings: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Colored Pencil

  • Photography: Ocean Life, Scenes around Hawai'i, Hawaii Volcano

  • 3 Dimensional Art: Ceramic, Concrete, Mosaic, Porcelain and Wood

  • Reproductions and Cards also available

Click on the name of an artist (left column) to see examples of their art.  
The art of some of our artists is not available yet.  
The name of artists for whom there are examples will be a "hot link" (usually underlined) in the column to the left.

 Check back often as we add more examples of our artist's art.

Kailua Village Artists Featured
Artist in April is Pottery and Jewelry Artist, Linda Savell

Some information about the methods used to create some of Linda's works of art:

Raku and alternative Raku
Western Raku is glazed, but many of its alternative forms are not.
Pit firing is the original method of "baking clay".  It dates back nearly 30,000 years.  This method is typically done in a hole, pit in the ground.  The pots are placed in sawdust, chemicals, layers of wood and paper that are stacked above the pottery.  These are the fuels.  Pit fired ware seems to be created by nature itself.  The artist uses numerous organic materials to create a myriad of patterns and colors.  Each piece that is created from the ashes is totally unique.

Horsehair fired pieces use carbonaceous materials, horsehair, to create the designs.  Other materials and stains are used for additional color.  Both processes are applied to ware that has been burnished.  The potter uses smooth rocks, spoons and other ultra smooth objects and PATIENCE to compress the clay thus creating a glossy surface.  Linda has a display of raku and stoneware tropical fish at the Kailua Village Artists gallery.  Although the raku fired fish can only be displayed out of direct sunlight, the stoneware fish can be hung outside in direct sunlight.

A native of Michigan, with a master's degree in Ceramic Technology and Education, Linda relocated to Hawaii Island in 1997 and continues to explore new avenues of creativity in her South Kona studio.  Kailua Village Artists Gallery also exhibits Linda's functional creations such as tea pots, coffee and tea cups, serving platters and decorative vases as well as her jewelry items.  She fashions necklaces, pendants and earrings, using dichroic glass shapes and often incorporates ceramic forms.

Meet and talk story with the artist this month, when she will be working at the Kailua Village Artists Gallery on Wednesday, April 25th

To view some of Linda's art work, click on her name at the left side of this page.

We are located in the
Kona Marketplace
75-5729 Ali'i Drive, Suite C-110
 (on the walkway between Sunglass Hut and Sam's Hideaway)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

The gallery is open 7 days a week from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Kailua Village Artists is a Cooperative organization. The gallery is managed by the members.

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