‘Natural Edge Hau Bowl’ by Tom Young 3.75″H x 8″D $150


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‘Natural Edge Hau Bowl’ by Tom Young 3.75″H x 8″D $150


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.”


Hibiscus tiliaceus is the scientific name of hau. Seeds and cuttings of hau were brought by early Polynesian voyagers to Hawai`i Nei, and planted by the settlers to yield a light-weight tough white wood with a brown heart. Hau is found and used throughout tropical and subtropical Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia and is held in high regard for its usefulness to the traditional life of oceanic people. One Hawai`i legend says that hau is a sister of the goddess Hina, changed into a tree.


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

‘Natural Edge Hau Bowl’ by Tom Young 3.75″H x 8″D $150

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 9.75 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074