Andy Cole | Buried Treasure

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Andy Cole | Buried Treasure
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Buried Treasure, 2021 | Andy Cole, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Banyan Wood, 4.75 x 7.5 x 7.25 inches

This nested bowl set was turned from local Oahu grown Banyan wood. Banyan is a hidden treasure often overlooked by wood enthusiasts. The grain lines are very distinctive and this particular set has some amazing and unique character.

Throughout his life, the intricate beauty of wood grains and the amazing works of wood art have fascinated Andy. After learning the basics in woodturning over twenty years ago through a class at the local Woodcraft store, he was hooked! What started as a hobby soon blossomed into a full time passion and profession.

Andy was soon introduced to the Honolulu Woodturners Club, a local chapter of the AAW, where he owes much of his success to the local members who coached and encouraged him in the early days of turning. The club has grown significantly over the years and Andy enjoys giving back by organizing and promoting a variety of turning events around the state. He founded and organized the Honolulu Symposium as a way of bringing a taste of the national symposiums to the locals who found it hard to travel thousands of miles for such an event. He finds much joy and satisfaction in helping others to learn the skills to transform pieces of firewood into heirloom works of art. Finding balance between time spent in the studio and energy focused on promoting turning is always a challenge.

While he enjoys many aspects of turning, producing natural edge bowls gives Andy the ability to integrate the organic beauty of wood into an aesthetically pleasing form. Not wanting to waste the inside of the vessel, he learned how to core multiple natural edge nested pieces from one piece of wood. It also gives Andy a great sense of satisfaction knowing that a tree that stood for decades rooted in the ground can live on indefinitely in turned form as fine art.

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