Sharon Doughtie Spalted Mango bowl 3″ x 7.75″ (Sold)

$138.00

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Sharon Doughtie Spalted Mango bowl 3″ x 7.75″

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: “Mango is a large tree often reaching 65 feet in height and 3 feet in diameter. The wood has been used in Hawai‘i for carved and turned bowls and furniture. Mango is a relatively soft hardwood, moderately heavy, with specific gravity of 0.57. The color is lustrous blond, frequently showing mottled color variation acquired during drying. Some trees may have dark brown heartwood. The grain is often wavy and often has a pronounced curly or “fiddleback” figure. Though tough, mango wood is perishable and is therefore tricky to season without degrade.”

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

Sharon Doughtie Spalted Mango bowl 3″ x 7.75″

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 14 x 9 x 14 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074