Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cluster by Andy Cole

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Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cluster by Andy Cole
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Andy Cole
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cluster
Nesting natural-edge bowls. Set of five.
Macadamia wood
12" x 12" x 6" (largest)

Artist's Note

"This five piece nested set is made from Macadamia wood which is one of Hawaii’s lesser-known gems. The wood with its vibrant grain patterns yields some spectacular turned vessels. It can be a challenge to work with due to its tendency to warp and crack, but when successful is well worth the effort."

About Andy Cole

Andy has been an admirer of wood, and things made from wood throughout his life. There is something about the natural and organic nature of wood that fascinates him. Every tree is unique, and no two pieces of wood are the same. Like fingerprints from heaven, are the grain lines on a piece of wood. Amazing!

Andy had the opportunity to learn woodturning in 2002, when he took a basic bowl turning class. He went home with a lathe in his trunk and a passion for turning that lives on to this day.

Andy specializes in the organic beauty of natural-edge nested bowls. Though the process to extricate multiple bowls from one log is challenging, the results are beautiful.
The wood he uses comes from Oahu grown trees, brought down by either a property owner or strong gust of wind. Andy rescues the wood before it can be transported to a land fill.

Andy has lived on the island of Oahu since the 1980’s and works in a hillside studio, where he draws inspiration from the spectacular ocean view overlooking the island’s south shore and beyond. Andy is a member of the local chapter of the AAW, the Honolulu Woodturners, where he has held many titles over the years. His most recent endeavor was that of founder and director of the Honolulu Symposium, a statewide gathering of turning enthusiasts.