Welcome to Pete's Fine Art Gourds
Hello and thanks for taking the time to check out my work. If you are interested in purchasing a gourd, you can order one online from me by going to the product link, or come visit me at one of my upcomig shows. You can go to my "blog" to find out where I will be next.
I love working with gourds. I started working with them only recently. I'm a special education teacher and work with students with moderate and severe disabilities. I began working with the gourds to find activities that my students might be able to do in class and became hooked!
Gouds have been around for thousands of years and before Tupperware and plastics, most people used them to carry or store food and liquids in. Gourds are a plant that are similar to pumpkins, but when they dry out they leave behind a wooden shell. It takes almost a year to grow gourds and then they must be carefully cleaned, carved, painted, etc.
Hand crafted gourds are designed to bring warmth and feeling into your life. I hope you enjoy looking around my website and will look at some of my recent work and contact me if you would like to purchase one. Please keep in mind that I also take requests for commissioned works. If you would like me to custom create a work for your home or business, please let me know and I would be happy to quote you a price.