Andy Cole Natural Edge Spalted Cinnamon Bowl 3×7

$195.00

Andy Cole Natural Edge Spalted Cinnamon Bowl 3×7

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Andy Cole Natural Edge Spalted Cinnamon Bowl 3×7

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Andy Cole Natural Edge Spalted Cinnamon Bowl 3×7

From Wikipedia: Cinnamon  is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. The aroma and flavour of cinnamon derive from its essential oil and principal component, cinnamaldehyde, as well as numerous other constituents, including eugenol.

Cinnamomum verum, from Koehler’s Medicinal-Plants (1887)

Close-up view of raw cinnamon

Cinnamon is the name for several species of trees and the commercial spice products that some of them produce. All are members of the genus Cinnamomum in the family Lauraceae.[1]Only a few Cinnamomum species are grown commercially for spice. Cinnamomum verum is sometimes considered to be “true cinnamon”, but most cinnamon in international commerce is derived from the related species Cinnamomum cassia, also referred to as “cassia”.[2][3] In 2016, Indonesia and China produced 75% of the world’s supply of cinnamon.

 

From West Hawaii Today 

“True cinnamon grows right here on the Big Island”

Cinnamon is a dense evergreen tree native to the rain forests of Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Malabar Coast of India. It also grows well in Hawaii. The adult trees have an attractive rounded crown with a mass of small aromatic leaves. They provide good shade in addition to flavoring possibilities.”

 

About Andy Cole

Andy 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 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.

Natural edge nested bowl sets

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!

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 Spalted Cinnamon Bowl 3×7

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 13 × 13 in

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