Aaron Hammer

Aaron Hammer

Aaron Hammer - 'Hammercraft'


Born and raised in Kansas City, Aarons’
thirst for adventure and interest in travel led
him to explorations in Israel, Egypt, India
and Nepal. Aaron kept himself occupied by
milking cows on a Kibbutz, meeting Mother
Theresa, traveling on top of busses and
trains in India and teaching Nepali students
conversational English. In 1993, Aaron met
his future wife, Casey Holaday, in
Kathmandu, Nepal. Casey invited Aaron to
accompany her back to her North Shore
home on the island of Oahu. The two lived
in Pupukea and then in Hau’ula for 17
years. Aaron and Casey married in 2006
and had a child, Helix, in 2009. The three
moved to Papaikou on Hawai’i island in


Aarons’ wood turning business started in
2000 with a passion for making hand drums
and percussion instruments on the lathe.
This grew into creating small artistic and
functional bowls, bottle stoppers,
corkscrews, oil lamps, jewelry and turned
gift items. As Aarons skills developed the
bowls’ size and complexity of process also

grew. Aaron loves working with previously-
felled Hawai’i grown trees. Utilizing the

magical and ancient craft of wood turning to
create cherished items is a joy. Aaron also
has a passion for teaching people of all
ages how to turn wood on the lathe. Aaron
is regularly invited to teach master classes
at the prestigious Arrowmont School of Arts
and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Aarons dream is to create a world-class
wood turning school here in Hawai’i.