Myrtle Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6.25″D $140


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Myrtle Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6.25″D $140

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.”


Myrtle is known by a wide variety of local or regional common names. Technically not related to true myrtle (Myrtus genus), Myrtle is the only species in the Umbellularia genus, and is technically in the Lauraceae (Laurel) family. It’s sometimes called California Laurel, and the leaves have a pungent flavor similar to Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis).

The wood itself has poor strength values for its weight, and is typically used for more aesthetic purposes, rather than in applications where strength is important.




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

Myrtle Bowl by Tom Young 2.5″H x 6.25″D $140

Additional information

Weight 6.8 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 12.25 × 8.5 in