Marr Artworks was created by husband and wife team, Kris & Kim Marr, in 2013. Drawing on Kris's background in studio art and woodworking, the shop started small, selling wood pens and koa wood rings. Working side by side, they started experimenting with resin and wood, first turning out pens, then necklace pendants and earrings. Believing in repurposing and reusing items, the jewelry pieces are made using wood scraps sourced from other woodworkers that do not use the cutoffs and small natural edge bits. These wood pieces that are normally thrown away are perfect for making their one of a kind pendants and earrings.
As their purpose for the shop evolved, they expanded their offerings to include home decor. They started slowly, experimenting on wood panels, to get a feel of how the resin flowed and blended together. While Kris continued making jewelry, Kim started taking everyday household items like bowls, serving trays, and platters, and turning them into functional art.
Born and raised in Hawaii, they draw inspiration from the abundant beauty around them. The ocean and beaches are always represented in their art. From the swirling resin in the jewelry to the beach and ocean scenes in their ornaments and bowls, the strong influence the ocean has played in their lives will always be represented.
Prefer to shop in person? You can find Marr Artworks at local craft fairs and at:
Magnolia in Kahala Mall, Oahu
City Mill in Hawaii Kai, Oahu
Simply Wood Studios in Waikiki, Oahu
Kaion Hawaii in Waikiki, Oahu
Red Pineapple in Kaimuki, Oahu
Polynesian Cultutal Center in La'ie, Oahu
Boutiki on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Oahu
Nahiku Ti Gallery in Hana, Maui
Karen Lei's Gallery in Kaanapali Shores & Kahakuloa, Maui
By the Bay in Paia, Maui
Totally Hawaiian Gifts in Kaanapali Shores, Maui
Maui Clothing Company in Kihei, Maui
The Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui
Sway Hanalei in Hanalei, Kauai
Hawaiian Surfing Adventures in Hanalei, Kauai
Kilauea Market & Cafe in Kilauea, Kauai
Koa Wood Ranch in Kona, Hawaii
Foodland Farms Mauna Lani in Waimea, Hawaii