Rob Woodward has lathe-turned beautiful wood vessels since the early 1980’s. He has mastered the art of creating laminated bowls from Hawaiian woods such as Hawaiian Koa, Jacaranda, Lychee, Pheasant wood and mango. He also sources other sustainable exotic woods from around the world such as Zebra wood, American Holly and Yellow Heart.
Laminating wood is the process by which slices of wood are planed smooth and glued together. Then, the glued chunk of wood is lathe-turned to form the vessel. The extraordinary designs of each laminated bowl come from the various layers of wood that are glued together, before the piece is lathe-turned.
Glass artist Ben Silver creates the most extraordinary glass sculptures. His designs of colorful sea life and cresting waves capture the beauty of these natural shapes with Ben’s own colorful style. Ben began glassblowing in 2007 at the Eugene Glass School. He has attended the Pilchuck Glass School as well as Corning Museum of glass for further education with some of the best teachers in the country. "The learning never stops", says Ben. "Glass is possibly the most difficult medium to master, but it's also an endless opportunity to expand, which is why I love it." Ben currently lives in Oregon where he has his own glass studio. He visits Hawaii often to get inspiration from what he calls “paradise on Earth.”