Dragon Eye Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 8″H x 7″D $130

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Dragon Eye Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 8″H x 7″D $130

About the Artist

Roger Hirlinger’s early experiences were as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He didn’t become interested in woodturning until about 12 years ago. Once he started turning, he was hooked and has been an avid turner ever since. Having a well-equipped shop in the back of his Mililani home allows him to prepare,turn and finish bowls without leaving the comfort of home.

Owning a fairly large Powermatic lathe lets him turn projects up to 20 inches in diameter. He prefers turning large bowls and hollow forms. The ability to turn wood that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill into useful objects and art is very fulfilling.

The variety of local woods provides a steady source of material to turn. Lychee, Norfolk Pine and Mango are someof his favorite woods. Most recently he has become interested in wood burning as a way to add visual interest to some of the less figured (bland) woods. Having recently retired he is looking forward to spending eve more time at the lathe.

Dragon Eye

Dragon Eye commonly known as the longan, is a tropical tree species that produces edible fruit. It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family, to which the lychee and rambutan also belong. The fruit of the longan is similar to that of the lychee, but less aromatic in taste. It is native to tropical Asia and China.

The longan (from Cantonese lùhng-ngáahn 龍眼, literally ‘dragon eye’), is so named because it resembles an eyeball when its fruit is shelled. While the tree is not often cut for timber, the wood is used for posts, agricultural implements, furniture and construction. The heartwood is red, hard, and takes a fine polish.

Mahalo for purchasing a beautiful wood piece from Nohea Gallery. In caring for the item, please note that wood and water are not a good mix and direct sunlight could fade the wood.

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

Dragon Eye Hollow Form Vase by Roger Hirlinger 8″H x 7″D $130

Additional information

Weight 12.5 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 14 in

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