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Ron Kent has enjoyed worldwide fame for his bowls made from the local Hawaiian Norfolk Island pine. His art developed out of furniture making, but progressed when his wife bought his first lathe in 1972. He experimented with the lathe, and soon gave up furniture making. He work is part of the permanent collection at the Musée des Arts Decoratif and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His has also presented his work to the Pope, three Presidents, and the Emperor of Japan. To create a various light effects, Kent takes his traditional bowls and soaks them in oil to create a translucent surface. He challenges himself "to uncover the natural beauty of the wood. then…seek the most appealing silhouette that best interacts with grain, knots and coloration." Click here to view Ron Kent turning a Norfolk Pine stump.
Small Gold Translucent Bowl