Lachelle on May 25, 20175 out of 5 stars
Bought this bowl as a retirement gift for one of our employees. She actually asked for a Koa Wood bowl because of the connection with Hawaii (she worked a few projects there). This bowl is beautifully done and everything I hoped it would be. Shipping was super fast and got here a day earlier than expected. Great job Aaron!! I'll be back.
Turning discarded into cherished
Originally from Kansas City, craftsman Aaron Hammer moved to Papaikou, Hawaii in 2014 via Israel, India, Nepal and Oahu. In 1995 Aaron began his apprenticeship as a woodturner with master turner Jerry Kermode. Aaron has been operating his own professional wood turning studio in Hawai'i since 2000. He produces his HammerCraft line of lathe-turned artistic and functional bowls, drums, wine corks, wooden jewelry and gift items. Helping to preserve and protect our precious forest resources, all HammerCraft items are made from previously felled Hawaiian trees. Aaron has a passion for working on the lathe because “you work from the center both physically and spiritually...starting with the raw log and transforming it into a finely finished and cherished object is the joy of my creation”.
Aaron also has a great love for teaching others the ancient craft of woodturning. His class titled "The outer reaches of Inner space" focuses on utilizing the woodturning process to empower the students' creative potential. Aarons’ other interests also include the field of Cymatics, kayaking, musical instrument making, alternative building techniques, Cardigan Welsh Corgi dogs and spending time with his family
Aaron first began his career in woodturning by pursuing a passion for making drums and musical instruments. This developed into learning the ancient craft of Bowl turning. He takes great pride in giving fallen trees new life.
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