Gourds are nature's perfect pallet for painting and also make wonderful weaving items!
I designed this beautiful eagle gourd after the attack of 9/11. It is woodburned and then painted with Gilders Paste paints. It was featured in the American Gourd Society magazine and also is featured on the Gilders Paste website, with complete instructions. www.gilderspaste.com Original design by Kay.
A fun Santa which features a list of some of my favorite people!
Woven top gourd. I learned this technique at the annual Cherokee Gourd Gathering held each June in Cherokee, NC. Wonderful event; plan to attend!
This gourd won a purple ribbon at the fair 10/2007
Uncle Sam gourd. Featured on the cover of the American Gourd Magazine, Summer 2008.An original design by Kay.
Blue gourd using leather dyes with rag top finish.
Woven top using reeds, yarns and dried materials.
Another ragtop gourd. Designed for American Gourd Society tutorial.
A special large gourd grown by Mr. Chavis. I had this gourd for several years before finally deciding what to do with it. I designed the 4 seasons and each design is painted using acrylics. From left: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Won blue ribbon at Fair, 2009.
Rags to Riches Gourd. Designed and made by Kay.
Pine Straw Beauty - pine needles are woven down the front and around the rim. Designed and made by Kay.
Gourd designed by Kay is painted purple. The rose is made from almost 900 Swarovski flat back stones in shades of rose, light rose, peridot, tourmaline and siam.
MINIATURE GOURDS - give-away gifts for our 2012 Christmas party tree.