Natural Edge Kou Haole Bowl by Tom Young 4.75″H x 7″D $200 (Sold)


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Natural Edge Kou Haole Bowl by Tom Young 4.75″H x 7″D $200

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.”

Kou Haole (Geiger Tree)

This small, orange-red flowered tree, with its sandpapery leaves, is widely used as an ornamental and street tree in tropical areas around the world, including most cities in Hawai‘i. It is drought tolerant, performs well in coastal gardens, and as a street tree in small planting strips. The fleshy white fruit, which are produced almost year round, can be messy. Cordiasebestena has a HPWRA (Hawai‘i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of -1 (Low Risk)



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

Natural Edge Kou Haole Bowl by Tom Young 4.75″H x 7″D $200

Additional information

Weight 9.6 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 10.75 in