James Lovell, whose mother is the granddaughter of Colonel Richardson of Queen Liliu‘okalani’s court, describes himself as “hapa haole” (part white, part Hawaiian). He is a graduate of Punahou High School and the University of Hawai`i on O`ahu and is a former police officer, certified public accountant, real estate broker, and corporate officer.
“If there are no cracks, knots, spalting (rot) or other ‘defects’ in my work, I apologize. I try to find the most natural wood I can. Nature makes a perfect product. Why should I try to straighten the bends, fill the cracks or add artificial color?”
Care Instructions: Your ikebana stand should be kept out of direct sunlight and not submerged in water. It has been finished with a soft lacquer finish (Delft®). It can be waxed with a floor-type paste wax of beeswax or carnauba. Do not use “Pledge®” or other products that contain petroleum ingredients. It is recommended that you use purified water in the kenzan (pin frog).