PACIFIC ISLAND HOOKS
EXQUISITELY HANDCRAFTED HAWAIIAN SCULPTURES
GREAT CARVING AND SCULPTURE IS ABOUT MASTERING THE ART OF PATIENCE
‘O Clint ko’u inoa. I am a pacific island artisan.
My pieces are all custom and one of a kind, handcrafted from ivory, bone, wood, stone and shell.
I sculpt each piece from its raw organic beginning to its gorgeous pristine finish.
From my traditional hooks to my contemporary designs, you will find that no piece is ever 'pushed through’ to completion. Ever.
You’ll find no tool marks and no poorly tied lashings. Untie the lashing and you’ll find that what was hidden from the eye is just as beautiful as what is seen.
Unlike some artisans, I will never drill holes through my hand carved hooks in order to aid in the tying of the lashings. I also refuse to use glue and purchased plastic buttons when finishing my pieces. From the first step of choosing the very best raw materials obtainable... to the final step of each sculpture's exhausting hand sanding process... you will behold nothing but complete beauty with each individual piece.
All cords are hand braided by me, with different lengths, styles and colors to choose from. I personally carve, sand and polish every cord button, or “toggle” from ivory, bone or shell. Each hook is tied to its own cord slowly and carefully, ensuring a clean, sharp, elegant chevron lashing.
While you’re here, please check out my Gallery links above.
I love what I do... and I do it with a level of patience unknown by most. The craftsmanship and quality of each piece is guaranteed to please for a lifetime.
Mahalo nui loa for looking.