Gourd Art Enthusiasts

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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Latest Activity

Bob Caplan posted a photo

Gourd Shard NameTag

Ink dye and paint marker.
31 minutes ago
janie hall posted a photo

white oak mine

Did this for husband for his office
2 hours ago
janie hall commented on Beth Westberry's photo
2 hours ago
janie hall commented on janie hall's photo

my first tooled gourd

"Thanks Helen I wasn't sure I could do it so I didn't want to mess up a good gourd. "
2 hours ago
janie hall commented on janie hall's photo


"Thanks Steve "
2 hours ago
Stevi Hackenbruch commented on janie hall's photo


"VERY cool!"
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on janie hall's photo

my first tooled gourd

"That's cute .... and small.  ♥"
7 hours ago
Barbara Moore commented on Michael Ford's photo

Hobbit Dentist Office

"I like it Mike! Of course all of your hobbit houses are wonderful!"
16 hours ago
sam J copeland posted a status
"Medusa ink dyes and acrylics"
16 hours ago
sam J copeland posted photos
16 hours ago
Barbara Moore commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

African Mud Weave

"Oh I like it! Very nice Brenda!"
19 hours ago
Barbara Moore commented on Beth Westberry's photo

Red Dogwood on Blue Egg

"Beth these egg gourds are wonderful! I know it's terribly hard to woodburn on an egg gourd."
20 hours ago


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