I am a painter and gourd crafter living in southern Indiana. I began growing and decorating gourds over 15 years ago. Over this time, I have perfected and added to my techniques utilizing carving, dying, painting and wood burning (pyrography). I give each gourd a unique design which is often influenced by the shape and coloration of the gourd.
Gourds are one of the oldest cultivated plants and have been used for a variety of uses from storage vessels to musical instruments. There are a variety of shapes and sizes and gourds are an organic product and the artistic process to decorate them does not involve chemicals just creativity!