The Hawaii Wood Guild is featured in Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers; the Wood, the Art, the Aloha, by Tiffany DeEtte Shafto & Lynda McDaniel. The book features 36 award-winning woodworkers (including many of our members), 15 locally grown trees with a feature about Hawaiian koa, and 5 organizations that support our woodworking community, including the HWG. We hope you’ll come to our exhibit and discover the amount of talent on this Island, both featured in the book and the up-and-coming.
While the first edition has sold out, Limited Edition autographed copies are still available–signed by 35 of the featured woodworkers and both authors. These special copies are numbered with a gold seal and include a slip case with a koa print. You can support the HWG by clicking here to order and mentioning HWG in the comments. Mahalo for your support of the wood arts in Hawaii.
Other Organizations for Woodworkers
The Hawaii Forest Industry Association (HFIA) is dedicated to responsible forest management. It offers an annual woodworking exhibition, sponsors the Hawaii’s Wood trademark, and serves as an advocate for Hawaii’s diverse forest industry — from tree planting and harvesting to creating and selling wood products.
The Big Island Woodturners Club meets every other month in various locations and hold an annual show each March at the Wailoa Center in Hilo. They also sponsor demonstrations by nationally known turners to help educate and inspire their members.
The West Hawaii Woodturners Club meets every other month at their clubhouse.They participate in the Big Island Woodturners Exhibit and also sponsor demonstrations by nationally known turners to help educate and inspire their members.
The Guild’s purpose is to promote appreciation for all woodworking in Maui county, particularly work in native Hawaiian woods; promote environmental responsibility to wood and its source; promote Maui craftsmanship and encourage new woodworking enthusiasts; educate it’s members and the public in the craft and design skills of woodworking.
Hawai‘i Craftsmen’s celebrates fine craft as a vital and enriching part of contemporary life and supports the creative growth of our member artists. We achieve our mission through: increasing public awareness and appreciation of fine craft; providing opportunities for continuing education and regular exhibition of member work; sustaining a statewide community of craft artists; promoting the organization and its members nationally as well as statewide.
The Furniture Society is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996. Its mission is to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society. The Society sponsors a variety of programs that contribute to the education and enrichment of members and the public.
A picture documentary of the Statewide Invitational Furniture show in the Schaefer International Gallery at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 2009.
Want to Learn More about Hawaii’s Forests?
Learn about the current research and opportunities by visiting CTAHR’s website.