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

Nancy Walsh commented on Susan Cowan's album

Marbled gourds and bowls

"Susan, is your email address still the same as it was Sept. 20, 2013?  I would like to contact you about this technique."
5 hours ago
Nancy Walsh commented on Cathy West's photo


"Love the musical notes in the background."
5 hours ago
Gerry Hemmer replied to Gerry Hemmer's discussion Ron Swank's thunder drum membrane
"Thank you!!! I was thinking it was the other way around. Sure glad I ask!"
Judy Gorrell replied to Gerry Hemmer's discussion Ron Swank's thunder drum membrane
"The smooth side is glued to the gourd."
Barbara Marshall commented on Sandy Schneider's photo

2015 Birdhouse Boot (1)

"This is simply wonderful and one of the most imaginative uses of a gourd I have ever seen! "
Kelly Jo miller posted a status
"Thanks, I did this one in 4 days... my best time so far."
Ray Conser commented on Ray Conser's photo

Mr. Peanut

"Thanks it was fun making him! "
Marie Sarafinski commented on Ray Conser's photo

Mr. Peanut

"He is too funny!  He made me smile when I saw him."
Marie Sarafinski commented on Barbara Collie's photo

Fall leaves

"I like the colors that you've chosen for the leaves."
Brenda Jamison posted photos
Sep 30
Helen Child commented on Helen Child's photo

Basket with daisies

"Thanks Bonnie. I was going for the 'vintage' look!"
Sep 30
Bonnie Gibson commented on Helen Child's photo
Sep 30


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October 2015


Using this Website Questions

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

42 discussions

General Questions

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

91 discussions

Gourding Techniques and Tips

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

169 discussions

Embellishments and Products

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

94 discussions

Paints, Dyes and Finishes

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

142 discussions

Shows, Selling, Photographing and Displaying Gourds

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

36 discussions

Tools and Safety

Tool discussions and anything to do with safety and health.

66 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).

15 discussions


Post your tutorials here to share with others.

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Growing Gourds and related questions

Anything about gourds, seeds, gourd pollination, etc.

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