"My artistic goal is to create hand sculpted one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces that are functional, visually stunning, and reflect the beauty and simplicity of the Hawaiian Islands.
Albert Molina grew up in sunny southern California. His introduction to ceramics occurred in grade school at the age of eight and since then, he has ventured into various other mediums such as watercolor, oil, and acrylic. However his first love has always been ceramics.
The Land & Ocean tone glazes help to create truly unique artwork for my discerning clients."
After he acquired art education at Los Angeles Pierce Jr. College, Albert decided to make a life change and move to Maui in 1977. Following a long absence from the arts, he began taking ceramic classes at the University of Hawaii Maui and Hui No' Eau Visual Art Center. He excelled in unique and original designs as well as astonishing glass like glazes that have been compared to blown glass due to the quality and intensity of color and sheen. Albert was hooked, obsessed and would work at the college studio late into the night until he perfected throwing on the wheel.
He was encouraged by friends to sell his work but like most artist he didn’t feel his work was marketable. He gave in to the idea and shortly after was accepted into his first craft show at Napili Market Place in 2003. Since then he’s shown his work at various Maui Swap Meet, and various craft shows throughout the week.
Albert's studio is located in Wailuku, HI on the island of Maui. He and his team are diligently working in the studio designing new pieces week.
~Mahalo Nui Loa~