Craig Mason Kou Umeke Calabash 2.75″H x 6″D $220


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Craig Mason Kou Umeke Calabash 2.75″H x 6″D $220

About the Artist

Craig Mason is a Hawai‘i Woodturner who learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age. Woodturning was introduced to him when he was a teenager in woodshop class.  He put all his prior interests on hold for several decades while he finished school. Craig Mason also served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. From years working with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning and carving . The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form to carve.

He utilizes native Hawaiian woods such as koa, macadamia nut and more to perpetuate the tradition.


Kou is an excellent tree for a roomy landscape. They can get to be medium-large trees and may not be suitable for small urban yards that cannot accommodate a height and canopy spread of 25-35 feet. Kou grows in the coastal regions of the Hawaiian islands. It is considered a rare wood. Kou was prized by Hawaiian royalty for food use: poi bowls, calabashes and utensils as Kou does not impart a taste to food. Legend says the Gods choose who can work in Kou.



The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipment.




Craig Mason Kou Umeke Calabash 2.75″H x 6″D $220

Additional information

Weight 6.6 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 × 12 × 12 in