phone: (808) 398-6412
Aloha and Welcome!
I've been fascinated by gourds since 2003. That makes it 12 years this year!! How time flies!
After all these years, it's still a hobby rather than a business.
Gourd is a beautiful gift from nature. It takes about six months to grow and six more months to cure them.
I have been using paints that last and better suit even the Hawai'ian humid and sunny weather.
The beautiful tropical flowers, leaves and the gentlest creature, the giant green sea turtles here on the islands give me inspirations for the designs. Most of my work are carved or woodburned, some cut-out. They're all done right on my lanai (deck) at my home, here in Hawai'i. Each design is original and freehand, sketched and painted by me.
To see what's available at this time, please visit the What's Available page
If you have a non-island designs or different styles in mind, I'll be glad to introduce you to my wonderful gourder friends. I have a lot of wonderful gourder friends who specialize in different things, such as human figures and Native Americans that I'm fond of but not good at. I would be happy to ask them to contact you directly.
on canvas and paper
Ceramics had always been on my list of what I'd like to do, even before I discovered gourds. While waiting for the right time to try my hands on ceramics, I fell in love with gourds and I was afraid to add ceramics into my life for a while.
Here are some of my creations:
Click on an image above to view them in larger sizes and more ceramics.
I've been working with natural seed pod earrings. The dolphin earrings might bring you back the sweet childhood memories if you grew up on the islands. I have also been working with palm barks of different sizes to make short table vases to tall floor vases. To view what's done so far, please visit Island Crafts
The page was last updated on April 30th, 2016
Mahalo for visiting!