Hawai‘i Woodturner, learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age. Woodturning was introduced to him when he was a teenager in woodshop class. He put all his prior interests on hold for several decades while he finished school. Craig Mason also served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. From years working with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning and carving . The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form to carve.
He utilizes native Hawaiian woods such as koa, macadamia nut and more to perpetuate the tradition.