Large Detailed Birds
All artwork and information (C) to Cara Bevan and Art from the Heart.   
I have a great admiration for our feathered friends. It was after years of practice, trail, and error, that I developed my techniques to properly
honor them. Gourds make the base of the bird's shape - head, body, wings, and tail. Then I use wire and clay to form the details such as the
legs, face, and every individual feather one-by-one. It's a lengthy process, and one I thoroughly enjoy!

The pictures below are just a sampling of what I've made and may not be available. Check my online stores to see what I have
in stock (links to the right). Every sculpture is handmade and one-of-a-kind, so check often for updates!

You can also order a custom made gourd bird by Contacting me.
Gourd Birds
Gourd Sculptures
Work in progress of Gourd Owl #2. The
face has been sculpted on the gourds.
Small Bird Sculptures
My gourd birds are made from two gourds, plus
shell cuts of several others. I use a single egg
shaped gourd for the body, half for a head, and the
wings and tail are part of gourds I've cut into shape.
With each bird, the feet, face, and all feathers are
sculpted by hand and individually placed. It's a
tedious process that I love to do!
Gourd Owl #3 - Saw Whet Owl. My cat Rufus poses with him.
Gourd Bird #6 - Fantasy Cosmic Owl
Gourd Bird #5 - Barn Owl
"Peeking" Birds
Gourd Bird #8, The Heron Phoenix.

Sculpted to resemble a Great Blue
Heron, it's colors take on a whimsical
touch with fiery oranges and yellows.
Inspired by the passing of a beloved
wild Great Blue Heron, who was injured
and died before it could be helped. It
will always be remembered.
17" tall
A gourd and clay
"Rising Phoenix"

17" tall
Small bird sculptures, using gourds for their bodies, heads,
wings, tail, and bases.

4 - 5 inches tall.
Small Great Blue Heron (8" tall with base)
Peeking Owl #1
"Full House", carved and sculpted owl lamp. 12" tall. Made for the
Cameron Art Museum's "Illuminate" 2018 exhibit.
The carved back casts a silhouette of trees when lit.
the Cosmic Vulture

14" tall, made of
7 gourds + pieces,
wire, and epoxy clay.
Peeking Owl #'s 6, 7, and 8