Carob Bowl by Tom Young 2.75″H x 5.75″D $140

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Carob Bowl by Tom Young 2.75″H x 5.75″D $140

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About the Artist

Tom Young is a member of The American Association of Woodturners and a charter member of the Honolulu Woodturners Club.  He is self-taught, beginning in 1990 to turn bowls from local Hawaiian woods and selected other species.

Tom’s bowls are typically about 1/8 inch thick.  The larger the diameter of the bowl, the thicker the walls.  The bowls are sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper, and finished with multiple coats of a Danish type oil. After that the pieces are  polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.

Artist Statement

“I consider my pieces artistic woodturnings as opposed to utilitarian.  They are thin, consistent throughout, and finely finished. The shape flows and does not have any abrupt changes in the curve. While some of the pieces may also be useful, they are made as a visual and tactile art form.  They are things to admire on a shelf, on the table, or in a collection. They are things to be picked up and caressed.”

Carob

Carob is a small hardwood native to the eastern Mediterranean, the carob, or locust bean, tree (Ceratonia siliqua) produces pulpy, sucrose-rich pods up to 12″ long. It is sought for ornamental work and, since the natural shape of the fluted stem lends itself to it, specifically for furniture design. Given the sometimes extremely wavy grain of the wood that gives it very good resistance to splitting, sections of Carob bole are suitable for chopping blocks for splitting wood.

 

Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Carob Bowl by Tom Young 2.75″H x 5.75″D $140

Additional information

Weight 6.4 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 11.75 × 8.75 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074