Gourds Transformed into Art

Celestial Gourd

Celestial Gourd

Sandra and Dennis Kamp take the ordinary gourd and turn it into something extraordinary. They carve intricate patterns into gourds making beautiful vessels and weave on top of others. Other works have beading and weaving that completely surrounds the piece. You really need to see these to appreciate nature’s beauty made into art. The image above is just a small sampling of the pieces they make. Here are more…

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Here are some resources at the library that you can check out if you would like to make you own gourd crafts.

Antler art for baskets and gourds

Antler art for baskets and gourds/ Betsey Sloan

Historic gourd craft/

Historic gourd craft/ Angela C. Mohr

Beyond the basics :gourd art /David Macfarlane

Beyond the basics :gourd art /David Macfarlane

Gourds :Southwest gourd techniques/ Bonnie Gibson

Gourds :Southwest gourd techniques/ Bonnie Gibson

Complete book of gourd carving /Jim Widess & Ginger Summit

Complete book of gourd carving /Jim Widess & Ginger Summit

Glorious gourd decorating /Mickey Baskett

Glorious gourd decorating /Mickey Baskett

The decorated gourd :beautiful projects & new techniques /Dyan Mai Peterson

The decorated gourd :beautiful projects & new techniques /Dyan Mai Peterson

ourd pyrography /Jim Widess

ourd pyrography /Jim Widess

The complete book of gourd craft :22 projects, 55 decorative techniques, 300 inspirational designs /Ginger Summit, Jim Widess

The complete book of gourd craft :22 projects, 55 decorative techniques, 300 inspirational designs /Ginger Summit, Jim Widess

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