After discovering Koa in 2013, Craig was quickly inspired to learn how to work with this exotic wood. He was serendipitously given a lathe. He spent every available hour learning to turn wood and improve his craftsmanship. Time alone on the lathe and the process of transforming logs into art has become a very zen and spiritual experience for craftman Craig Villarrubia. For each piece, he personally harvests the wood from the Koawood ranch. After rough-turning a Koa bowl to about an inch thick, Craig lets the wood dry for several months. Then, he remounts the wood on his lathe for a final round of shaping and sanding. Each piece is buffed and polished to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind heirloom.