Mango Lidded Umeke by Scott Sullivan 6″H x 12″D $360


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Mango Lidded Umeke by Scott Sullivan 6″H x 12″D $360

About the Artist

Scott 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.

Born in Missouri and raised in Upstate New York and Delaware, Scott 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.

Scott’s work has been exhibited and sold in the Hawai’i Craftsmen and Woods of Hawai’i Shows.  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’s interest in the ocean extends to sailing and other water sports.  He was a crew member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He sailed the canoe, Hokule’a, from New Zealand through Tonga and on to Samoa during the 1985-86 Voyage of Rediscovery. After that he sailed from Rarotonga in the Cook Islands back to Hawai’i during the 1992 Voyage of Education.  Scott participated in the construction of the canoe, Hawai’iloa (made entirely of traditional materials). He sailed on the maiden long-distance voyage from Hawai’i to Tahiti in 1995.


Native to South Asia many varieties of Mangoes grow in Hawaii and are well loved for their fruit as well as the trees’ beautiful wood. Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its strength, density, attractive looks and of course durability that allows it not to wear out quickly and keep their high luster texture for many years. … Mango’s hardwood consists of very dense grain that is durable, strong and not too hard on tools during woodworking.


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Mango Lidded Umeke by Scott Sullivan 6″H x 12″D $360

Additional information

Weight 20.5 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 12 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074