Sharon Doughtie Kamani natural edge footed bowl (Sold)


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Sharon Doughtie Kamani natural edge footed bowl 4.75″ x 7.25″

Sharon Doughtie is one of Hawaii’s beloved wood-turners. Her decorative pieces are beautifully carved, yet they maintain the integrity of nature. This milo bowl is just one example of her ability to create a functional footed base while highlighting the natural edge of the wood. She also is in partnership with known local wood turner, Pat Kramer, as they exhibit shared ability to enhance the beauty of Hawaiian woods.

A word from the artist: “I have always had an affinity for wood and started turning in 1993. I became a full-time turner in 1998. I have had the good fortune to observe and learn from many fine wood artists.

The more I work with wood, the more I appreciate its nature: warm and tactile to the touch, beautiful grain, and yielding nature. At times, wood offers far less than I need—constraints, though, can bring new insights.

Inspiration surrounds me and flows from inside. Like a knotwork, the thoughts are interwoven and connected, starting deep within a turned form, flowing over the rim, circling back upon themselves, joining with other thoughts. As I work the wood, there is much to ponder. The wood offers, I receive, and we continue the weaving.

Due to some life circumstances, I’ve had a few years to reflect rather than to make and now have the time and liberty to pursue making full-force again. I’m looking forward to riding the edge, following my visions and seeing what evolves.”1

About the Wood:

Kamani grows near the seashore, and reaches heights of 40 to 60 feet, diameters up to 36 inches. The heartwood is reddish brown, with a moderate density (specific gravity .6). It was traditionally used for bowls. The wood is lustrous and the interlocking grain shows a dramatic braided ribbon stripe on the quartersawn face. It is relatively difficult to work because of the interlocked grain, but very fine cabinetry has been made from it. The doors on the main floor of ‘Iolani Place have panels of Kamani veneer.2

The size listed in the actual size; size on the additional information tab includes information when packed for shipping.

Sharon Doughtie Kamani natural edge footed bowl 4.75″ x 7.25″

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 11 × 13 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074