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Glass umeke, lollipop & crystal ku’ ‘ai

Posted on 11.21.16 under aniani ku'i 'ai, blown glass, glass poi pounders, glassblowing

Made in October and November 2016

bl,or,yel net ku'i 'ai

two pink umeke

8" umeke

pink umeke w:pewa

crystal ku' 'ai

Pleasure or poison?

Posted on 06.05.16 under blown glass

Bottoms up!


Lead crystal is a good way to drown your sorrows and trigger endorphin release. Or become an alcoholic…

Recent Glass

Posted on 12.19.15 under blown glass, Halau Napualikolokelani, Haruno Terayama, Sam 'Ohu Gon


Glass poi pounders made with McKinley High’s black and gold colors. This is Sam ‘Ohu Gon‘s Christmas present. He created the oli (Hawaiian chant) that Haruno performed at the Hula O Na Keiki last month and generously gave his time to coach her via Skype.

yellow gobs_2

These goblets are for a wedding. These are for the bride and her maids.

4 bluestemgobs

These were intended for the groom and groomsmen, but will also try for a beer rather than wine glass shape.

6 lb 9 oz clear poi pounder

Posted on 11.02.15 under blown glass, poi pounders

This was heavy. I have one assistant, but had to call one more person over to help turn the pipe for the final shaping.


clear pounder


For those that prefer their glass kui ai with a bit of color, there’s plenty of that as well.

Clear Glass Poi Pounders

Posted on 10.17.15 under blown glass, poi pounders

With special thanks to Jerry Konanui for the marvelous papa ku’i’ai — the poi pounding board.

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