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

Kay Lovingood commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Walking Bear

"Great boldness here! The design flows from one facet to the next, not quite the same, yet holding together as a whole!"
55 minutes ago
Kay Lovingood commented on Brenda Jamison's photo


"I like the mix of colors. What are the feet made of?"
56 minutes ago
Kay Lovingood commented on Sarah castro's photo

imy first hanging lamp

"Nice job! I'd love to see it lit up!"
58 minutes ago
Kay Lovingood posted photos
1 hour ago
Cheryl Gillean replied to Bonnie Gibson's discussion What should become of the monthly challenge and the future of GAE
"I love this sight Bonnie.  I visit it often for all of the knowledge that is passed along by seasoned gourd artists.  I love seeing all the wonderful art that people create and learning new techniques.  I have not entered anything…"
18 hours ago
Kathy Williams commented on Kathy Williams's photo

Celtic Heart

"Thank you, April."
21 hours ago
gay coe commented on gay coe's photo

saw-whet owl

"Thank you, Sarah"
Sarah castro commented on gay coe's photo

morning glories

"Excellent first time"
Sarah castro commented on gay coe's photo

saw-whet owl

"Beautiful work, I love the cute face"
Vanessa Blackman commented on gay coe's photo

baby bluebird

"A happy mistake I think it is lovely"
gay coe commented on gay coe's photo

morning glories

"Thanks! This was my first attempt at filigree - it's sort of like eating popcorn: you want to keep going! "
gay coe commented on gay coe's photo

raccoon basket front

"Thanks, everyone! I just couldn't sell this little fellow!"


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