‘Natural Edge Poinciana Bowl’ by Tom Young 3″H x 6.5″D $140



‘Natural Edge Poinciana Bowl’ by Tom Young 3″H x 6.5″D $140


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.”


Royal Poinciana trees are small trees with fern fronds and when in bloom laden with red, orange and yellow flowers. Here in Hawaii, the beautiful Royal Poinciana is a common landscaping tree, and it has also become naturalized in a few dry to mesic (moderately wet) disturbed areas at lower elevations. The wood is very fibrous and open pored but is a beautiful yellow with a nice wavy grain pattern.



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

‘Natural Edge Poinciana Bowl’ by Tom Young 3″H x 6.5″D $140

Additional information

Weight 7.5 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 × 9 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074