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Roy Tsumoto

Woodcraft Artistry

Roy Tsumoto has always worked with wood. His parents owned the Monkeypod Center in Kapalama, Hawaii where he learned the woodworking process - from cutting the tree, to milling the lumber and creating finished products.

Since 1983, he has been making jewelry boxes and desk accessories which he sells at craft fairs and to several galleries in Hawaii. He tells everyone that working with wood is his “therapy”.

Roy’s basic philosophy in creating each piece is that it is the wood that dictates what he will make. He studies each board to decide whether to make a box, clock, picture frame, etc. Because the wood dictates the piece, each one is unique.

Roy recently retired from the Department of Education where he was a drafting teacher at Radford High School, state resource teacher and educational specialist for Industrial Arts, and education officer overseeing the Repair and Maintenance Program.

We hope you will stop by to see some of the wonderful pieces we are so fortunate to share from our gallery.

Roy Tsumoto
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