Carl Sherry Kolohala calabash 7.75 x 7.25 (Sold)


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Carl Sherry and Mike Chu

Carl Sherry and Mike ChuK

Carl Sherry Kolohala calabash 7.75 x 7.25″

Oahu craftsman Carl Sherry was born and raised in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu, and attended Honolulu Community College. He spent his adult life working to help others through job training and workforce training. Nohea Gallery is honored to share his work with you.

Carl is dedicated to providing quality woodturnings of beautiful Hawaiian woods, and is especially known for his extraordinarily fine finish. As an artist, he always strives to make “that perfect bowl” and appreciates that others enjoy his work.

His first wood project was a Koa rocking chair, but when Carl noticed that people were asking for the cast-off curly wood from projects to make pens, he learned to turn pens on a lathe. Bowls were the natural progression from there.

“Kolohala is a rare Hawaiian pheasantwood, introduced from Southeast Asian tree has been planted as a flowering street tree. It grows to 60 feet high with a diameter of about two feet. The wood is relatively heavy, (specific gravity .75) and hard. It has a beautiful figure on flat-sawn faces that mimics the tail feathers of the pheasant. The wood is not commonly available from plantation sources, but is frequently found by arborists in the care of landscaping and street trees. It is used for ornamentation or trim on decorative and furniture products.” 1

To care for your bowl by Carl Sherry, keep it out of bright sunlight and water, and dust it occasionally for many years of enjoyment.

The dimensions in the item description are for the bowl itself; dimensions under ‘additional information’ tab includes packing size when this item is packaged for shipment, mahalo!

Carl Sherry Kolohala calabash 7.75 x 7.25″

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 14 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074