Andy Cole Natural Edge False Kamani Bowl 4×7

$250.00

Andy Cole NatEdge False Kamani Bowl 4×7

This bowl made from false kamani, or tropical almond, has a natural edge. The wood shows a curly grain in shades of caramel. A very good price for a fine piece of art. The natural edge contrasts well with the bowl’s smooth finish.

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Andy Cole Natural Edge False Kamani Bowl 4×7

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Andy Cole Natural Edge False Kamani Bowl 4×7

This bowl made from false kamani, or tropical almond, has a natural edge. The wood shows a curly grain in shades of caramel. A very good price for a fine piece of art!

About Andy Cole

Andy is 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 joined the Honolulu Woodturner’s club, an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners, where he has held many titles over the years. His most recent endeavor was that of founder and director of the Honolulu Symposium, a statewide gathering of turning enthusiasts.

Andy Cole’s Style

While many turners look for a flawless piece of wood to work with, Andy finds great satisfaction in turning flawed and blemished pieces of wood into works of art. Bug holes, decay, and natural inclusions are not defects, but rather  unique character highlights, the wonders of nature at their best! Andy explores many directions in wood turning, but specializes in the organic beauty of natural edge bowls. Natural edge nested bowl sets are his trademark works. Though the process to extricate multiple bowls from one log is challenging, the results, when successful, can be astounding!

All of the wood Andy uses for creating bowls comes from Oahu grown trees that were brought down by either a property owner or strong gust of wind. He rescues the wood for a higher purpose before it can be transported to a land fill.

Andy lives on the island of Oahu since the 1980’s and works in a hillside studio, inspired by a spectacular ocean view overlooking the island’s south shore and beyond.  He has been featured in multi-page articles on woodturning, and shown and taught extensively including on the continent.

Watching Andy demonstrating woodturning at the annual Honolulu Woodturners show at Nohea Gallery is always a treat!

False Kamani

False kamani, or tropical almond, often grows along the shore because the seeds are dispersed by water. .

From Wikipedia.

The wood is red and solid, and has high water resistance; it has been used in Polynesia for making canoes.

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.  The dimension listed on this page is correct for the bowl itself.  Mahalo!

Andy Cole Natural Edge False Kamani Bowl 4×7

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 7 × 7 in

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