Sculptor and jeweler
At an early age, Woody expressed his desire to carve and polish wood to bring out the beauty of the forms hidden inside. At his home in Hawaii, he spent long and pleasant hours taking wood working and carving classes, both in primary school and in high school where he graduated with excellent grades in these 2 disciplines. His parents very quickly realize the interest Woody was taking in wood carving and, acknowledging their son’s talent, they registered him in the class of Master Sculptor Eric Fisher.
Woody loves smooth lines: “wood - he says- is a very fluid material perfectly fitted to the interpretation of the graceful lines one finds in nature”, adding that “wood possesses a
diversity of colors and each block is unique, this is what incites me to meet the challenge which, for an artistic mind, consists in the exploration of the raw material to bring out its beauty”.
Woody has been living on the island of Moorea, near Tahiti, in French Polynesia since 1982, the year when he was invited to take over the management of a fruit farm under a 3-year contract. He continued sculpture during his free time and for his own pleasure as he has done since he was 16. Woody stayed in Moorea where he became a professional sculptor and a renown Tahiti artist. He created many decorative pieces for private buyers and for the region’s major hotels which have purchased many of his creations. “My passion is to forge wood, so to speak, to make it interpret my subject in the most graceful and most colorful fashion possible” he says.
The wood found in Apataki is unique and leads to beautiful forms of natural grace. Tahiti features many and very interesting types of wood, so the possibilities are infinite. Woody spends half his time in Apataki with his pearl farm where he produces black pearls to add to his “sculptural art jewellery”, and when he needs to collects the beautiful Kahaia wood for his larger sculptures. The other half of his time in Moorea with his family…
Woody Howard’s, recognizable style of sculptural art jewellery features the marriage of Tahitian black pearls with creative fluid sculptured settings. More than 30 years of sculpture experience has continually evolved Woody’s award winning unique line of jewellery. Beautiful Tahitian black pearls are selected exclusively from Woody’s private pearl farm, Black Pearl Paradise, located on the island of Apataki, Tuamotu island chain, French Polynesia that produces pearls of outstanding quality. Be assured that all our creations are made with the best materials with passion and dedication. From the first stage of the pearl’s existence to the finished jewellery, we monitor all production stages to insure an irreproachable quality. The settings are crafted in regards to form using the full value of the material used, White gold, Yellow gold, and high grade Silver.