Throughout history gourds have served utilitarian purposes, and apparently, they can be carved and worked with just like wood. Today's focus is on a member of a cooperative, Catskill Mountain Artisans Guild (closed), an Artfire shop promoting artisans from the Catskill Mountains. Lynn is a gourd artist who finds the gourd to be the perfect artistic medium.
Each gourd is uniquely created by nature, and Lynn works to uncover its hidden beauty transforming it into an exceptional work of art. Gourds are extremely lightweight, and much sturdier than they appear. With an endless array of shapes and sizes available, she will continue to push the creative envelope and develop new techniques and designs.
Lynn crafts her beautiful gourds in New York and ships to the United States. She takes special orders, and you can see more of her amazing work at her website. You'll want to keep an eye on this artist as she has only been working with gourds for a few years with impressive results.