Tom Young Curly Koa Bowl 2″ x 5.25″
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 select 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. The pieces are then polished using Tripoli and White Diamond, and then finally coated with carnauba wax and buffed.
“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.”
About the Wood:
Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
Reforestation efforts are ongoing on the Big Island and on Maui, to recover the species from the devastation caused by clearcutting for ranching and more recently, invasive forest ungulates.
Though we update regularly, since this box is on display in the gallery, it can sell at any time. It would be helpful if you would please call or email us to confirm that it’s still available. If this truck has sold, we’ll be happy to email you photos of other work by this or any artisan as it becomes available. Koa
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Tom Young Primavera Box with Pink Flower Inlay 2.25″ x 3.5