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|Gourd Animal Sculptures
|Welcome to the Gourd Sculpture section of my website! Below you can browse the various types
of gourd sculptures I create. Every sculpture is handmade from a gourd or several gourds, and
each is specially signed, dated, and numbered according to the series. These are just a sampling
of the many creatures I've created, but you can see EVERY sculpture I've made on my Gourd
Sculpture Blogs linked within the galleries.
Thank you, enjoy! And feel free to contact me if you want a custom creation of your own!
|But first, a little information about gourds...
Gourds are a naturally occurring plant related to squash and pumpkins. The plant itself is a long vine
that can grow between 20 to 40 feet long depending on the breed. There are hundreds of different
breeds of gourd, each growing a unique shaped fruit. The fruit is the gourd, and in each one is a
papery luffa containing many seeds. Unlike their cousins though, gourds cannot be eaten. They grow
a hard, wood-like shell that becomes hollow when dried. When a gourd is properly dried and
cleaned, the hollow shell won't decay or degrade when taken care of and it's ready to use in any
form of art or craft! Gourds can be tiny, as small as 3 inches tall. Or they can be massive, as big as
tables! They can be smooth, lumpy, ridged, round, barbell shaped, and more!
Gourd are amazing - and so is what you can do with them.