Natural Edge Bauhinia Bowl 3.5″H x 5.75″D by Tom Young $140


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Natural Edge Bauhinia Bowl 3.5″H x 5.75″D by Tom Young $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.”

Bauhinia (Orchid Tree)

The Orchid Tree is native to much of Eastern Asia, with the Hong Kong Orchid asexual variety being known to be from South China and Hong Kong. Bauhinia has many beneficial medicinal uses including use for stomach ailments, and when mixed with rice-water, as a topical aid in infection. Additionally, its leaves, flower buds, flowers and young seed pods, can be eaten as vegetables, pickled, and used in curries. Its bark is a source of tannins, fiber and is used in dyeing. The wood is used for light construction, fuel, and pulp. Bauhinia also have been used in Agroforestry for erosion control and dune stabilization. In Hawaii, it was introduced in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.


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

Natural Edge Bauhinia Bowl 3.5″H x 5.75″D by Tom Young $140

Additional information

Weight 6.9 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 11.75 × 9.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074