Andy Cole has been an admirer of wood, and things made from wood throughout his life. There is something about the natural and organic nature of wood that fascinates him. Every tree is unique, and no two pieces of wood are the same. Like fingerprints from heaven, are the grain lines on a piece of wood. Amazing!
In 2000 Andy had the opportunity to learn woodturning when he took a basic bowl turning class. He went home with a lathe in his trunk and a passion for turning that lives on to this day. He became a member of the Honolulu Woodturner’s club, an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners.
Many turners look for a flawless piece of wood, Andy intentionally chooses blemished pieces of wood.
His trademark works are natural edge nested bowl sets. Though the process to extricate many bowls from one log is challenging, the results, when successful, can be astounding!