I first became interested in gourds after meeting a man selling them alongside the road. After his brief introduction as to the many creative and practical uses of a gourd my journey began and I have settled into my artistic destination of gourd art. I find myself totally taken in by their natural beauty and believe them to be the most suited medium for my creativity.
There are many techniques that can be applied to the gourd to render different effects. Carving is done with a high speed rotary tool to bring dimension to the piece.
Pyrography and pine needle coiling, are some of the artistic crafts I use in my gourd art. Add to those enhancement of the piece with paints, stains, and inlays of various materials and you will begin to see why I have become involved with natures gift of gourds.