Natural Edge Hau Bowl by Andy Cole 3″H x 9″L x 7.5″W $240

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Andy Cole Norfolk Pine Bowl 5×15

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Natural Edge Hau Bowl by Andy Cole 3″H x 9″L x 7.5″W $240

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About Andy Cole

Andy is an admirer of wood, and things made from wood throughout his life. There is something about the natural and organic nature of wood that fascinates him. Every tree is unique, and no two pieces of wood are the same. Like fingerprints from heaven, are the grain lines on a piece of wood. Amazing!

In 2000 Andy had the opportunity to learn woodturning when he took a basic bowl turning class. He went home with a lathe in his trunk and a passion for turning that lives on to this day. He joined the Honolulu Woodturner’s club, an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners, where he has held many titles over the years. His most recent endeavor was that of founder and director of the Honolulu Symposium, a statewide gathering of turning enthusiasts.

Natural edge nested bowl sets

While many turners look for a flawless piece of wood to work with, Andy finds great satisfaction in turning flawed and blemished pieces of wood into works of art. Bug holes, decay, and natural inclusions are not defects, but rather  unique character highlights, the wonders of nature at their best! Andy explores many directions in wood turning, but specializes in the organic beauty of natural edge bowls. Natural edge nested bowl sets are his trademark works. Though the process to extricate multiple bowls from one log is challenging, the results, when successful, can be astounding!

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

Andy lives on the island of Oahu since the 1980’s and works in a hillside studio, inspired by a spectacular ocean view overlooking the island’s south shore and beyond.  He has been featured in multi-page articles on woodturning, and shown and taught extensively including on the continent.

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

Hau

Hibiscus tiliaceus is the scientific name of hau. The naturally curved branches of this plant’s softwood are used to make canoe outriggers. The three parts are the niako, the two booms, and the float, ama. To get the proper shapes, the younger branches were sometimes trained into arches or shaped in an imu, underground oven. The bark was stripped from the branches which were then soaked for a few weeks in ocean water. This treatment would discourage insects and rot. Wiliwili or `ohi`a lehua were also used for the ama. These two woods are buoyant and lightweight as is hau, but they are stronger and better suited for larger canoes.

 

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.  The dimension listed on this page is correct for the bowl itself.  Mahalo!

Natural Edge Hau Bowl by Andy Cole 3″H x 9″L x 7.5″W $240

Additional information

Weight 9.6 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 13.5 × 9 in

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