Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Kobayashi, Ray

As the owner of R.K. Builders, Inc. Ray has built nearly 600 homes in almost every subdivision in East Hawai`i. A few years ago, he built a wood mill and kilns and started milling local woods. He started using koa, mango, eucalyptus, ohia, milo and sugi pine in his houses. Creating rocking chairs, plant stands, jewelry, document boxes, and sculptured vases became his passion.

R.K. Woods is now working on creating a furniture line using custom wood designs on front and cabinet doors, headboards and wooden store signs. The mango front door featured in the gallery is one of his first creations.

IMG_0557 You can view works by Ray Kobayashi by visiting his page on our online store.