Longan Bowl 2″H x 7.5″D by Tom Young $140

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Longan Bowl 2″H x 7.5″D by Tom Young $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.”

Longan

Longan,  also known as Dragon Eye 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.

 

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

Longan Bowl 2″H x 7.5″D by Tom Young $140

Additional information

Weight 7.7 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 13.5 × 13.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074