Natural Edge Narra Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $160


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Natural Edge Narra Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $160

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.”


Narra, (genus Pterocarpus), is a genus of timber trees of the pea family (Fabaceae), native to Asia and Africa. The wood is primarily used for cabinetwork. It is usually red or rose colour, often variegated with yellow. The wood is hard and heavy, and the pattern of the grain and the colouring are hardly equaled by any other timber. The name refers especially to Pterocarpus indicus, or India padauk, noted for the ability of its wood to take a high polish.


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

Natural Edge Narra Bowl by Tom Young 4″H x 6.5″D $160

Additional information

Weight 8.3 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 × 10 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074