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Koa Wood Artistry

by DeEtte and Allan, Hawaiian Heirlooms

By combining Hawaiian Koa with woods from around the world, Big Island artisans Tim and Tiffany Shafto, ASID, create the beautiful contrasts that are the signature of DeEtte and Allan designs.

Presented here are new turned-wood sculptural forms, and each piece is signed by the artists. Included with each turned vessel is a descriptive title card with the name of the piece, the woods used, and a little bit of information about the master artisans who made the piece. There is also a curatorial report about the rare, "curly-grain" Hawaiian Koa wood that is used in these vessels.

Hawaiian Koa wood (Acacia Koa) is only found on the Hawaiian Islands and has been prized for centuries for its density and range of colors and figure. In the past, it was reserved for Royalty and made the very best sea faring canoes and paddles. Nearly every piece from DeEtte and Allan designs incorporates the use of this highly valued, beautiful Hawaiian wood.


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"Baldwin Beach"
Koa, Sand, & Resin colorflow painting with integral sapele frame.
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim Shafto
14"H x 24"W
$1,400


"Offshore"
Koa, Sand, & Resin colorflow painting with integral sapele frame.
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim Shafto
20 "H x 30"W
$1,900


"Relaxing on the Beach"
Sand & Resin colorflow painting with integral sapele frame.
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim Shafto
20 "H x 30"W
$1,900

 



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"Currents"
Koa, Mango and Bloodwood
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim and Tiffany Shafto
14" Dia
$550


The Shaftos, a husband and wife team, combine their individual talents . . . he as a master woodworker, she as an ASID designer, to create these distinctive, award-winning works of Koa Wood art.

 


"Hawaiian Rain"
Koa, Mango and Bloodwood
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim and Tiffany Shafto
14" Dia
$550

 


"Koi Fish"
Hawaiian Koa and Mango
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim and Tiffany Shafto
14" Dia
$550
 

The wood grain and pattern is given careful attention. A high level of sanding and hand buffing ensure that the color and figure of the wood are brought to their fullest potential. The soft luster achieved is dazzling and the way light plays off the Curly Koa and other figured woods is astounding. The Shaftos often vary the combinations of woods that they use in their designs, creating new looks with the same size and style of vessel.


"Plumeria"
Hawaiian Koa
Designed & Handcrafted By
Tim and Tiffany Shafto
14" Dia
$550



They were recently honored by receiving the Award of Excellence from the Juror of the Hawaii Craftsmen 39th Statewide Juried Annual Exhibition.



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