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Gourd Art by Larry McClelland

Gourd Art by Larry McClelland

Gourd art is not is not exactly what you think of as vegetable and fruit carving but, it is a beautiful art that utilizes dried, hardened ornamental gourds. It’s a different variety of food art.

Here are some photos with some fine examples of gourd crafting from various artists.

Gourd Art Festival at Welburn Farm

Gourd Art by Pam Redhawk

Artwork by Pam Redhawk

This coming weekend the 15th Annual Gourd Art Festival will take place.

The festival will take place at the Welburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook California.There will be Gourd Art classes taught be some of the best gourd artists in the country. There will be demonstrations, gourd crafting supplies and tools for sale, gourd art exhibits and art for sale, there will be a crafting arena offering projects for both adults and children, and much more.

The gourd art competition ought to be amazing and the and the gourd hat contest looks like a lot of fun.

Texas Gourd Society's 2004 Gourd Hat Parade

Texas Gourd Society’s 2004 Gourd Hat Parade

Gourd art by Daniel Montano

Gourd art by Daniel Montano

In addition to all of the gourd art, there will be entertainment including Hawaiian dance troupe performances, face painting, balloon twisting, and psychic palm and tarot card reading as well as a wide variety of refreshments.

Sounds like there will be plenty of fun for everyone.

The Gourd Art Festival takes place:

Saturday, June 25th, 2011, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

artwork by Chistine Chan

Gourd artwork by Christine Chan

Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
at Welburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook, CA

You can get all the details about the Gourd Art Festival at www.gourdfestival.com

Wellburn farms grows and sell all kinds of craft ready gourds, gourd seeds, gourd art supplies and tools. If you are curious about gourd art and would like to learn more, you can get a free eBook, The Beginner’s Guide to Gourd Crafting: How to Select, Cut, Clean, Stain, Woodburn, Paint, Weave, and Decorate Gourds. To get your free eBook, click the blue link then scroll to the bottom of that page when you get there.

I hope that you enjoyed learning a little bit about Gourd Art.

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One Response to Gourd Art

  1. farida July 3, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    dear nita carving watermelon for 4th of July was wonderful I like to see more video from you I enjoy a lot and learn. thanks. farida

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