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Hawaiian Paradise Gallery
Artwork created on the Big Island of Hawaii


Available Bowls and Vessels:

Norfolk Pine
Other Woods
Segmented Items
Spirit Vessels
Special Items

Hawaiian Paradise Urns


Hawaiian Woods


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Segmented Vessels

Please note: Due to sale of the property in Hawaiian Paradise Park, The Physical Gallery is not open at this time, and many of the works have been sent to other galleries. If you are interested in a specific item, contact us to see if it or a similar item is still available.

Segmented vessels are made with a process that starts with small pieces of wood that are glued up to create the basic bowl or vessel, then turned to get the thickness and shape desired. Segmentation allows use of wood that would otherwise be wasted, and allows the inclusion of other woods to create interesting patterns beyond that of the grain of the wood. Our segmented vessels use Hawaiian grown woods for the basis of the item, but may also include other exotic woods to create interesting and special patterns or effects.

Creating a segmented vessel takes longer than turning an item of the same size and shape from a raw block of wood. However, this extra time is sometimes balanced against the cost of the woods used, and......

Pair of Segmented Vessels, "Yin and Yang"  #020825.
10 1/2" Diameter, 30 1/2" Tall.   Lacquer Finish.
This is an opposing pair of segmented vessels. The spirals on one are clockwise, and on the other counter-clockwise.
The wood is predominately Koa, with accents of Kamani, Alder, Padauk, Purpleheart and Walnut.
These vessels use 18 segments per ring at the top and bottom, and 36 segments per ring in the detail area.
There are 6 repetitions of the pattern around the vessel. Each vessel contains 1026 segments.
$6995 for the pair.     Artist: Rick Frazier

Enclosed segmented Urn #030729-erhart-seg.
9 3/4" Diameter, 11 15/16" Tall with lid; 10 5/8" Tall without lid,
Danish Oil finish.
Interior volume approximately 390 cubic inches. This size may be approprate as a double or family urn.
Woods: Top Section is Curly Koa, Band is Maple and Padauk, Staves are Cocobolo and Zebrawood, and the base is Maple.
Artist: Erhardt Autrata

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