Gourd Art

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Mar 1, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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A common wild gourd becomes a thing of beauty in the hands of 25 top artisans who specialize in exploring, expressing—and teaching—their handiwork. Magnificent projects shown in illuminating full-color photos and practical skills introduce you to a universe of ways to turn gourds into works of art. Learn to use simple media such as staining, stenciling, carving, and pyrography, which are all clearly explained. Projects include an elaborate teapot with a metallic finish; carved oak and maple leaf bowls; “Path to Harmony” gourd with mother of pearl, abalone, and turquoise inlay; carved gourd lamps; hand painted and decorated masks; gourd birdhouse with pyrographed Celtic design; lizard and broken pottery designs; and “Baby’s New Shoes” with a carved, pyrographed, and painted finish.

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User Review  - SallyAma - LibraryThing

Several talented artists are featured in the beautifully photographed book. Each artist presents instructions for some of the techniques used to create one of their featured gourds. Read full review

Outa my Gourd

User Review  - sdm3 - Overstock.com

Wonderful book with just awesome examples of gourd art.Having the details from the artist as to what they did has inspired me. My first project came out good both I was just blown away with my second ... Read full review

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David Macfarlane has won numerous gold National Magazine Awards as well as the Sovereign Award for Magazine Journalism and the Author's Award for Magazine Writing. His memoir of Newfoundland, THE DANGER TREE, won the Canadian Author's Association Award for Non-Fiction, and his novel, SUMMER GONE, was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. He lives in Toronto.

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