Carl Sherry Tamarind bowl ( Sold)


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Carl Sherry and Mike Chu

Carl Sherry and Mike Chu

Carl Sherry Tamarind bowl

This Tamarind bowl includes spectacular Spalding, a silky smooth finish and a puka!  It’s often difficult to keep a bowl in one piece when you hit a knot, so turners especially appreciate those bowls that survive the process.

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. Many people remember him with aloha for his support and kokua. 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.

Tamarind is an introduced species known for its delicious fruit.  The fruit is used in Indian cooking, and tastes a little reminiscent of crack seed.  In a very interesting article in the Honolulu Advertiser, local plant expert Heidi Bornhorst wrote:

“Did you know that tamarind was a favorite tree of Queen Lili’uokalani? Some of her trees still grow in her garden at Washington Place. The Hawaiian name is wī or wī ‘awa’awa — ‘awa’awa means “tart” or “sour,” like tamarind’s fruit.

Did you know that the white tern or manu o kū, our official Honolulu bird, likes to lay its precious egg (they only lay one at a time), up in a safe bare branch crotch (no nest) in these very same historic and huge tamarind trees?

A tamarind was planted for Bernice Pauahi Bishop over her piko, or umbilical cord, in their family garden in the plot where Tamarind Square now is. Happily, before it was cut down, it was propagated, and its offspring now grows at the Bishop Museum. (You can also see a piece of the original trunk there.)”

Mahalo Heidi, I didn’t know any of that information!

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 Tamarind bowl

Additional information

Weight 24 lbs
Dimensions 19 × 19 × 11 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074