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Lidded Lychee Calabash 6″H x 9.5″D by Scott Sullivan $300 (Sold)


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Lidded Lychee Calabash 6″H x 9.5″D by Scott Sullivan $300

About the Artist

Scott was introduced to woodturning in 1988. He is a resident of Hawai’i since 1970. Scott’s style is influenced by the diverse ethnic and cultural arts found in the islands. The simple beauty of traditional Polynesian calabash designs bowls or ‘umeke la’au, also provide a benchmark and inspiration for his designs.

Scott’s work has been exhibited and sold in the Hawai’i Craftsmen and Woods of Hawai’i Shows as well as at other fine galleries in Hawai’i. He showed with Hiroshi Tagami and Michael Powell for many years at LaPietra School and also at their Tagami and Powell Gallery in Kahaluu. The Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts purchased a couple of Scott’s pieces for their collection. Two of his State Foundation bowls were juried into the Hawai’i State Art Museum’s “Precious Resources: The Land and the Sea Show”.

Scott was born in Missouri and raised in Upstate New York and Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and came to Hawai’i in 1970 to obtain his master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawai’i. He is Vice President of Sea Engineering, Inc., an ocean engineering consulting firm.

Ocean and Sailing

Scott’s interest in the ocean extends to sailing and other water sports. His current passion: mountain biking and snowboarding. He was a crew member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Scott sailed the canoe, Hokule’a, from New Zealand through Tonga and on to Samoa during the 1985-86 Voyage of Rediscovery. And also from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands back to Hawai’i during the 1992 Voyage of Education. He participated in the construction of the canoe, Hawai’iloa (made entirely of traditional materials) and sailed on the maiden long-distance voyage from Hawai’i to Tahiti in 1995.


Lychee wood is a form of hardwood which as its name sounds is derived from the lychee tree which is evergreen. It is the only member of the Litchi genus which is in the soapberry family. It is a premium solid wood that has great rot resistance. Lychee wood has a bark that looks grey-black, with the branches being a reddish brown. They measure at 12.5-20cm or 4.9-7.9 inches long.


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


Lidded Lychee Calabash 6″H x 9.5″D by Scott Sullivan $300

Additional information

Weight 15.2 lbs
Dimensions 15.5 × 15.5 × 12 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074