(Please Note: Gourds are a natural product and each one is different.
The photo is meant as a general representation and does not show the exact gourds you will receive. Gourd ring stands not included)
Shown above, small “People Gourd” on a Gourd Ring Stand, before and after being cut into a vase. (Note: This is an example of what can be done with small People Gourds. Gourds are sold uncut).
A hybrid of the chili gourd or banana gourd, these "People Gourds" are so-named because they are so popular for making figurines and sculptures!
Their tall canvas makes them ideal for vertical designs. Shown right, the small vase with hearts was created by Dianne Connelly from a small People Gourd!
Most people gourds have the same thick shells as other Welburn gourds, so you can carve intricate designs in them like Claudia did in the gourd shown below!
Gourd art by Claudia Herber
This beautiful small gourd vase is by Pat Berkbigler! We love the carved blue ripple, the wood burned and filigree details framing the stippled carved center! All the colors to her piece resemble those of the stone inlay! Thank you, Pat, for sharing your artwork with us on Facebook!
This beautiful vase with filigree carving was made by Debb Doyle Chiappisi. Thank you, Debb, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!
Beautiful multi-colored vases made from People Gourds created by Pattie Carta. Thank you, Pattie, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!
A lovely group of gourd angels made by. Mary-Ella Bowles. She couldn't help but call them Gourdian Angels! Thank you, Mary-Ella, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!
People gourds make great ornaments as well! Take a look at the ornaments above made by Christy Barajas!
Joan Groot-Riphenburg made this beautiful cross inspired by a Kristin Popp Johnson class!
Our extra long, 15"- 21.9" People Gourds are the popular choice for making gourd crosses.
Shown above, lovely gourd art by Penny Jacobs Marsh! She writes, "Just lately, I began to think how much people NEED encouragement..." Penny gives her finished pieces as gifts to people she feels they will help. (These were inspired by Kristin Popp Johnson, who "has wholeheartedly encouraged others to do their own versions" writes Penny in her post). Thank you Penny and Kristen for sharing!
People Gourds have a slight point at the bottom so you will want to sand them on a belt sander so they sit flat, or you can use a Gourd Ring Stand like the gourds shown above.
Tip: To make Gourd Ring Stands, use a People Gourd and cut into rings about 3/4" tall. This will give enough room in the stand for the rounded bottom of your gourd so your gourd stands straight.
Plus the Gourd Ring Stand can be colored with GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes or Transparent Acrylics to match your gourd art!
These beautiful and joyful Santa People Gourds are painted by Anne Gratton! Thank you, Anne, for sharing your artwork with us on Facebook!
These lovely people gourd figurines are by Marsha Reeves! Thank you Marsha, for sharing your artwork with us on Facebook!
Gourd art by Claudia Herber. The inspiration behind this piece is Australian Aboriginal art. This gourd was created by dipping the Perfect Dot Stylus in acrylic paint, and applying each dot one at a time on the gourd!
Small People Gourd vase with carved "Patina" Ginkgo Leaves and Metal Leaf
by Christy Barajas
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