Born in Seattle, Washington, Gerald joined the Navy at nineteen and found himself stationed in Hawaii where he has resided for thirty-eight years. Gerald immersed himself into the Polynesian culture taking up canoe paddling then canoe building, stone carving, carving petroglyphs and carving pearl shell fish hooks. After turning his first bowl in junior high school, Gerald's creativity has taken many turns. Now coming full circle, Gerald is directing all his energy to woodturning - wood vessels in their infinite shapes and curves can be an ideal way to reveal to reveal the true beauty of Hawaii's many tropical woods. Gerald finds turning all-consuming and inspiring because the diversity and spirit of the wood guide that final product more than any preconceived design. Attention to detail and distinctive fine finishes are a trademark of Gerald's pieces resulting in bringing out the wood's fine grain and color in a way oil finishes just can't match.
Many of these are original, one of a kind pieces and may have already been sold. Please contact us to find out what is currently available. We will send photos upon request.