South Sea Arts to be Featured at the North Shore’s 20th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival 2017

Haleiwa Arts Festival 2017

Get ready to mark your calendars and set your smartphone reminders because South Sea Arts is to be featured at the 20th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival on July 15-16 2017 at Haleiwa Beach Park. This will be Gecko’s first appearance at the renowned annual affair. In honor of this fact he’ll have some special works in store for those in attendance.

Kama’aina and malahini alike will have the opportunity to nab a one of a kine South Sea Arts creation. From limited edition tiki mugs and drinking vessels to authentic Polynesian art we expect it all to fly off the exhibition and into collectors’ homes. Be sure to arrive early! Who knows, one of Gecko’s prized surfboard carvings may make its way from our Makakilo studio into Haleiwa Town for the weekend.

Stay tuned for more updates to come at the summer months approach. If you want to reserve some custom work beforehand, contact South Sea Arts anytime to schedule a visit to our studio.

Haleiwa Arts Festival

La Mariana Tiki Tumbler Sighting!

A few months ago we gave you a sneak peek at the up and coming La Mariana Sailing Club tiki tumbler glass.

This week we’ve got some cool news for your next booze cruise through Honolulu. Our South Sea Arts tiki tumblers have been sighted at the iconic watering hole on Sand Island Access Road.

If you don’t have the good fortune of being able to visit La Mariana over the next few months, you can have a look for yourself, right here:

La Mariana Sailing Club Tiki Mugs and Tumblers

La Mariana Tiki Tumbler (and Shot Glass) Coming Soon!

We’re proud to announce the up and coming release of South Sea Arts’ souvenir beer pint glasses and shot glasses for La Mariana Sailing Club. The tiki tumbler and shot glass (shown at bottom) will be available within La Mariana’s gift shop. Check back soon for more exciting (beer related!) updates to come from South Sea Arts.

La Mariana Tiki Bar Souvenir Beer Pint Glasses

La Mariana Tiki Bar Souvenir Beer Pint Glasses

La Mariana Tiki Glasses


Introducing South Sea Art’s Nautilus Lantern Co. Tiki Mug

Here’s a sneak peek at the newest creation coming out of South Sea Arts. This piece is born from the combined efforts of Gecko and Dave “Squid” Cohen. The “Nautilus Lantern Co.” tiki mug is a part of the South Sea Arts “Sunken Treasure” collection. A limited edition of 25 will be released in red, followed by an another limited edition set of 25 in either blue or green. Keep checking our Sunken Treasure section for the official release.

Nautilus Lantern Tiki Mug by Gecko and Squid

Nautilus Lantern Tiki Mug by Gecko and Squid

Nautilus Lantern Tiki Mug by Gecko and Squid



Custom Polynesian Woodwork in Progress



South Sea Arts recently carved out some new designs for a client. This project includes a tropical fish design with 6 inch and 4 inch wide custom Polynesian wood molding.

In addition to our ceramics (tiki mugs, bowls, vases, and other pieces) we supply custom woodwork to clients all over the Pacific Islands. Whether you need new hand railing, building trim, ceiling/floor/wall finishing, or a tiki bar set-up South Sea Arts can do it all.

Contact us for an estimate on your custom needs.