KEA Woodturning Studio - Art made in Maui, Hawaii - Inspired by Nature

Join me and my friend, professional woodturner Pat Carroll April 2nd and 3rd 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. We are the leading demonstrators at the 2022 Alaska Woodturning Simposium. For more info click on the link: https://akwoodturners.org/symposium/

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A passion, a lifestyle and a job: making chips fly
Picture by: Crystal Gibson Photography

My studio is located near the town of Makawao, in the heart of Upcountry Maui, The Valley Isle. Visitors are welcome. Contact me for an appointment. I always have finished pieces available for sale.
The windfall Koa wood that I use comes from the slopes of the extinct volcano Haleakala, “The House of the Sun”
I create one of a kind native Hawaiian woods turned lathe art. Koa Calabashes, salad bowls, lidded hand chased threaded boxes, hollow forms, urns, custom orders.
Working closely with customers is a lot of fun, call me to talk about designing your “family heirloom” work of art.
I sign all my pieces with a wood engraver with KEA, Katie & Emiliano Achaval. Katie is my wife, my biggest supporter and critic, my work is a group effort, I would not be here writing this if it wasn’t for her. Currently there is a waiting list for my pieces. Call me to discuss a timeline. Aloha!

Click on one of the pictures below to open a picture gallery. You can find more of my work on the picture gallery page and on the Urns page.

  •  Maui Curly Koa Hollow Form with 3 carved feet

    Maui Curly Koa Hollow Form with 3 carved feet

  •  Maui Milo Natural Edge Bowl with Carved Feet

    Maui Milo Natural Edge Bowl with Carved Feet

  •  Maui Milo Natural Edge Bowl.

    Maui Milo Natural Edge Bowl.

  •  Koa urn with brass threads

    Koa urn with brass threads

  •  Milo urn

    Milo urn

  •  Maui Koa Hawaiian Calabash

    Maui Koa Hawaiian Calabash

  •  Macadamia Nut natural edge with carved feet

    Macadamia Nut natural edge with carved feet

Call me, email me or stop by the studio, so together we can design that special gift that you are looking for. When you buy direct from the artist, a budget can be discussed. . I can guarantee you can afford a beautiful piece of Koa or any of the other native hawaiian woods that I use, such as: Kou and Milo. Aloha!
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It is truly an honor to be included in this month's issue of Hana Hou Magazine. Hawaii's most prestigious, award-winning in-flight magazine for Hawaiian Airlines. You can read the article online by clicking the link below. Or come and visit me, fly Hawaiian and pick up your copy!!
Hana Hou magazine Hawaiian Woodturning Article click here to read it!

I'm a writer for the best woodturning magazine in the world: Woodturning UK. 5 years later and dozens of articles published, I'm still enjoyng working with a great group of people. I'm very proud that my work made the cover 4 times so far!! Click on one the pictures of the covers below to open a picture gallery!

  •  July 2020 cover

    July 2020 cover

  •  Issue 307 of Woodturning UK magazine. That's me on the cover… Inspired…

    Issue 307 of Woodturning UK magazine. That's me on the cover… Inspired…

  •  Made the cover again with my Poi Pounder article!

    Made the cover again with my Poi Pounder article!

  •  Hawaiian Bowl Repairs Article

    Hawaiian Bowl Repairs Article

  •  Magazine  Cover October 19

    Magazine Cover October 19

Without a doubt the best tools in the market. They make my job easier and they can help the hobbyst turner improve. Give Doug Thompson a call to order your set. http://thompsonlathetools.com I always recommend Doug's video about sharpening, check it out!!
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Best carbide tools in the world. They are now mainstream and used by some of the best woodturners in the world. I use them on the inside of my boxes and the transition curve of my calabashes. Also, Small to medium hollow forms. Get yours at:
http://huntertoolsystems.com
On July 2018, I had the amazing opportunity of hosting one of the world's most famous woodturning teacher: Stuart Petter Batty. We spent a week in my studio. A life changing experience. I'm now fully committed to the 40/40 grind. All my Thompson Gouges are now hand sharpened. As President of the Maui Woodturners Association, I get to host some of the best artists woodturners in the world when they come to teach. Life long friendships have been made with artists like Guilio Marcolongo from Australia, Mike Mahoney from California.
  •  Stuart Peter Batty and I.

    Stuart Peter Batty and I.

  •  A great friend: Guilio Marcolongo

    A great friend: Guilio Marcolongo

  •  NZ's Troy Grimwood

    NZ's Troy Grimwood

  •  Mike Mahoney and I, Portland AAW

    Mike Mahoney and I, Portland AAW

  •  What a great week with Stuart! Wayne Omura on the right.

    What a great week with Stuart! Wayne Omura on the right.

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KEA Woodturning Studio, Maui, Hawaii. Koa Gifts

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