Sand carved Bowls
|I turn large round-bottomed bowls
that are functional art, which I call "Celebration
Bowls." These graceful closed-style bowls have lower curves that
on any surface, from a tabletop to a person's lap. The
balance and the voluptuous line instill a sense of
harmony and well-being to the viewer or holder.
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I create these pieces to
enhance the celebration of life, either as a
life-enriching art piece, as a sensual object to hold and
contemplate, or as an addition to a family's festive
traditions. I began creating my Celebration bowls before
I had learned about traditional Hawaiian bowls, often loosely referred
to as a "Calabash".
But I am inspired by the magnificent traditions surrounding the
creation, use and reverence of traditional Hawaiian bowls, and am
working to continue the wonderful tradition of that culture with my own
I can only create these bowls as the wood of
this large size becomes available, so some delay in the availability of a
Celebration bowl is common. Prices on these bowls range
from approximately $800 to $2500 USD.