Natural Edge Avocado Bowl (from Kualoa Ranch) by Andy Cole 5″x 14″ $475

$475.00

Andy Cole 2″ x 5″ Natural Edge Macadamia Nut bowl. Andy Cole, Hawai‘i Woodturner, learned to turn wood in 2000. He makes natural edge bowls, a speciality. While many turners look for flawless wood to work with, Andy finds great satisfaction in turning flawed pieces of wood into works of art. Bug holes and natural inclusions are not viewed as defects. Rather, he sees them as unique character highlights.

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Natural Edge Avocado Bowl (from Kualoa Ranch) by Andy Cole 5″x 14″ $475

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About Woodturner Andy Cole

Andy had the opportunity to learn woodturning when he took a basic bowl turning class in 2000. He went home with a lathe in his trunk and a passion for turning. He joined the Honolulu Woodturner’s club, an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners. Recently Andy was founder and director of the Honolulu Symposium, a statewide gathering of turners. Andy has lived on the island of Oahu since the 1980’s and works in a hillside studio where he is inspired by a spectacular ocean.

Andy has admired wood, and things made from wood throughout his life. The natural and organic nature of wood fascinates him. Every tree is unique.

About Avocado Wood

Avocado is relatively soft for a hardwood but very stable and easy to work with. It has a variable, streaky color and knotty grain. Its oily texture is great for carving and sculpting. Avocado is good for interior and culinary applications.
Seeing Beauty in Imperfection

While many turners look for a flawless piece of wood to work with, Andy finds great satisfaction in turning flawed pieces of wood into works of art. Bug holes and natural inclusions are not viewed as defects. Rather, he sees them as unique character highlights.

Andy explores many directions in wood turning, but one of his specialties is in the organic beauty of natural edge bowls. His trademark works are natural edge nested bowl sets. The process to create multiple bowls from one log is challenging. But his successes are astonishing.

Using Rescued Local Wood

All of the wood Andy uses for creating bowls comes from Oahu-grown trees that brought down by either a property owner or strong winds. He rescues the wood for a higher purpose before it can be transported to a land fill. .

Watching Andy demonstrating woodturning at the annual Honolulu Woodturners show at Nohea Gallery is always a treat!

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

Natural Edge Avocado Bowl (from Kualoa Ranch) by Andy Cole 5″x 14″ $475

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Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 20 × 11 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074