Gourd Art Enthusiasts

Dedicated to Gourd Crafters, Artists and Gourd Art Fans

This site is sponsored by Arizona Gourds. Please visit our site for supplies and tools. Your purchases help support the Gourd Enthusiasts site, the Arizona Gourds site and the free monthly newsletters from Arizona Gourds.

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. 


Thanks for your participation on this site! Members are what make this site a positive experience.

Latest Activity

Darla Hines commented on Jason Smith's photo

Soprano Banza

"Thanks for the post....really like the Circus Jig/Wake up in the Morning! Great sounds!!!!!"
32 minutes ago
Jason Smith commented on Jason Smith's photo

Soprano Banza

"Thanks for your comments!  Here is an example of its sound: https://soundcloud.com/jaybirdbanjo/mozarton-soprano-banza"
56 minutes ago
Darla Hines commented on Jason Smith's photo

Soprano Banza

"Bet it sounds as good as it looks!"
1 hour ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Garden

"Thanks, Kathe.  Post a photo of your gourd if you have one.  I would love to see it. "
1 hour ago
Kathe Stark commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo

Frog Gourd Two

"Another beauty."
3 hours ago
Kathe Stark commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Garden

"Beautiful Judy.  I got a chuckle because I was using alcohol dyes a while back in a horizontal pattern around the gourd.  When I set down the bottle I set it down too hard a a big blob of red landed toward the rim.  I was dismayed but…"
3 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Garden

"Thanks, Bonnie.  it's whet my appetite, so now, I have to try more."
7 hours ago
Bonnie Gibson commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Garden

"Wonderful use of dyes. :)  "
7 hours ago
Janice Lyon replied to Patsy Deal's discussion Enhancing a natural design on a gourd
"If it is a beautiful gourd just polish it up with the sanding method and leave it alone. May be do something w special with the top. Would live you to share it with us!"
7 hours ago
Robert Horton commented on Robert Horton's photo

evil eyes

"Thank you for the comment Bonnie."
8 hours ago
Judy Richie commented on Judy Richie's photo

The Garden

"Thanks, Debbie. "
9 hours ago
Hellen Martin replied to Jane Mawson's discussion Ink dyes on carved surfaces
"Nope.  ;o)  When I stain the outside area of the gourd, I just put a puddle on it on a paper plate. I rub it in with a circle cotton pad and dry it with my heating tool.  I LOBE the Bright Red.  I will put two coat of it ...…"
9 hours ago


  • Add Photos
  • View All

Search our site:


Using this Website Questions

How to use the Gourd Enthusiasts site. This is the place to ask!

44 discussions

General Questions

Anything GOURD related that isn't covered in the other categories!

72 discussions

Gourding Techniques and Tips

Carving, Weaving, Painting - anything about "How-to"!

149 discussions

Embellishments and Products

Anything related to products and supplies for embellishing your gourd art.

84 discussions

Paints, Dyes and Finishes

Paints, sprays, dyes, inks - anything for coloring or finishing a gourd.

121 discussions

Shows, Selling, Photographing and Displaying Gourds

Questions and Answers - booths, shows, galleries, displays and more.

39 discussions

Tools and Safety

Tool discussions and anything to do with safety and health.

63 discussions


This is the place to post notices of teaching opportunities, applications, contest information or other general news (not events - those go in the events area).

13 discussions


Post your tutorials here to share with others.

24 discussions

Growing Gourds and related questions

Anything about gourds, seeds, gourd pollination, etc.

51 discussions


Active Conversations

Disconnected (4 online)


    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on Gourd Art Enthusiasts.

    Sign Up

    Privacy Policy for the Gourd Art Enthusiasts site.


    Help support GAE!  Find Gourd Crafting books (or any kind of merchandise from home and garden to refrigerators, tools and cell phones) on Amazon with this handy search box. GAE earns a small commission for each sale, which helps pay for our site hosting.

    What's New:
    Check this area for important GAE updates.

    Now Available: T-Shirts and more from our official GAE store! Look for the tab at the top of this page to visit our shop.

    Click here for the GAE Monthly Challenge!

    Click here for the GAE General Rules and Policies

    Sponsored Ads:




    © 2014   Created by Bonnie Gibson.

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service