Natural Edge Heliotrope Bowl with Stippled Plumeria 4″H x 7.5″L x 6.5″W by Tom Young $140

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Natural Edge Heliotrope Bowl with Stippled Plumeria 4″H x 7.5″L x 6.5″W by Tom Young $140

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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.”

Heliotrope

Tree Heliotrope belongs to the Borage family or Boraginaceae. Two other native members of Boraginaceae are the indigenous Kou (Cordia subcordata) and Hinahina kahakai (Nama sandwicensis), a small endemic seshore plant.

There are from 250 to 300 species of Heliotropium worldwide. Two native species are found in the Hawaiian Islands, the featured species, and hinahina kū hakai or hinahina (Heliotropium anomalum var. argenteum), an endemic variety.

Three non-native species are found in the islands as well, Blue heliotrope (Heliotropium amplexicaule), Fourspike heliotrope (H. procumbens var. depressum), and Tree heliotrope (Heliotropium foertherianum).

The generic name Heliotropium is derived from the Greek helios, sun, and trope, turning, in reference to an erroneous belief that the flowers to turn to face the sun; leaves and flowers that do this are referred to as heliotropic.

 

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

Natural Edge Heliotrope Bowl with Stippled Plumeria 4″H x 7.5″L x 6.5″W by Tom Young $140

Additional information

Weight 8.8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 13.5 × 12.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074