Kolohala Bowl by Tom Young 2″H x 7″D $150


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Kolohala Bowl by Tom Young 2″H x 7″D $150


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.”


Kolohala wood is Hawaiian pheasantwood, grown in the Hawaiian islands. It is  so named for the wood’s resemblance to the coloration and patterns found on the tail-feathers of pheasants. Pheasantwood exhibits the most figure on flatsawn sections of wood. The heartwood is a medium to dark brown, to nearly black, with ligher brown contrasting stripes, sometimes with a red or yellow hue. The striping is due to very wide parenchyma bands. The stripes of the pheasantwood tend to be light and with contrast, especially once a finish has been applied. Pheasant wood is a very close color and grain match to Desert Ironwood. It is excellent for fine articles such as boxes, pens, and more.




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

Kolohala Bowl by Tom Young 2″H x 7″D $150

Additional information

Weight 7.2 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 8 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074