Natural Edge Macadamia Nut bowl by Andy Cole 2″x 5″ $150

$150.00

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Natural Edge Macadamia Nut bowl by Andy Cole 2″x 5″ $150

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About Woodturner Andy Cole

Andy had the opportunity to learn woodturning when he took a basic bowl turning class in 2000. He went home with a lathe in his trunk and a passion for turning. He joined the Honolulu Woodturner’s club, an affiliate of the American Association of Woodturners. Recently Andy was founder and director of the Honolulu Symposium, a statewide gathering of turners. Andy has lived on the island of Oahu since the 1980’s and works in a hillside studio where he is inspired by a spectacular ocean.

Andy has admired wood, and things made from wood throughout his life. The natural and organic nature of wood fascinates him. Every tree is unique.

About Macadamia Wood

Macadamias are large, spreading evergreen trees reaching 30 to 40 ft. high and almost as wide. The bark is rough, brown and dark red when cut. The tree was introduced into Hawaii about 1881 as an ornamental tree and for reforestation purposes. The Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station named and introduced several promising selections in 1948. This led to Hawaii’s modern Macadamia industry. In California two seedling Macadamias were planted in the early 1880’s and are still standing on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The importation of improved varieties into California from Hawaii began about 1950.
Seeing Beauty in Imperfection

While many turners look for a flawless piece of wood to work with, Andy finds great satisfaction in turning flawed pieces of wood into works of art. Bug holes and natural inclusions are not viewed as defects. Rather, he sees them as unique character highlights.

Andy explores many directions in wood turning, but one of his specialties is in the organic beauty of natural edge bowls. His trademark works are natural edge nested bowl sets. The process to create multiple bowls from one log is challenging. But his successes are astonishing.

Using Rescued Local Wood

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

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

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

Natural Edge Macadamia Nut bowl by Andy Cole 2″x 5″ $150

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 2 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074