Oceanside artist Steve Tustison, who goes by the name “Tiki Daddy,” surprised residents this past July when he carved tiki designs into two live palm trees in his front yard. The city was surprised too — it owns and maintains the trees, which are in the public easement between the sidewalk and the street. The [...]
Royal Tiki has a wonderful set of seven hand-carved tikis for $199.
[ September 8, 2008 to September 14, 2008. ]
Master tiki makers Bosko and Basement Kahuna will be leading carving classes on the sands of Folly Beach, South Carolina at Follynesia, September 8-14, 2008.
Additional activities include a show-and-tell and tasting with exotic cocktail expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, musical entertainment by pablus of The Crazed Mugs, surf music, a home bar tour, and more.
Tickets to [...]
I’m fascinated by this item from Royal Tiki, called a “storyboard.”
The company has a whole series depicting the life of King Kamehameha — I like this more decorative one depicting a canoe, a whale surging out of the water and what I assume are ancient symbols. It would look very cool hanging up in [...]
Artist and tiki-carver Greg Fairclough’s blog is charting the progress of each of his Maori-styled pieces — it’s fascinating to watch how a chunk of wood slowly transforms into a fully-realized piece.
Link to Ocean and Island Arts by Greg Fairclough blog
California artist Bosko has become the “go to” guy for tiki decor
The New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute at Te Puia in Roturoa, New Zealand, teaches the ancient art of Maori carving.