Hello & Welcome to the Gourd Patch. I grow em! Dry em! Carve em! & Paint em!
Below you will find pictures of some of my creations
Once they are pulled from the vine they go thru a drying process. This can take some time.
Here is some Bushel Basket Gourds that are in the process of drying
Once they are dry I bring them into my shop and hang them in my hammock until I can get to them to clean. This also allows them to have air circulation and continue to dry out good.
This is where I work and these are some gourds I am currently working on. This is what they look like before I start cleaning.
Some gourds I leave plain with their own coloring and some I wax to shine them up.
Working on a cactus in a gourd I painted. And the finished product!
This is a pear shaped gourd that I left the stem long, wrapped it with leather and added feathers. A Dipper gourd wrapped with string, leather and feathers added. Simple bowl, lid attached with leather string.
Front & Back of a decorated bowl gourd.
Front & Back of painted bowl with leather hanging strap & beads.
Bushel Basket Gourd, painted on all sides.
The following gourds were done just for the fun of it!!!
Front & Back View of gourd with Bait House sign & Surfer. This one I call the green eyed monster!! It was a gourd that busted so I created this. It is hanging on my garage wall.
Hope you have enjoyed visiting my workshop! Please come back soon, as I will be adding more pictures along as I get new things created.