Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics

Gourd Art

Book - 2006
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A common wild gourd becomes a thing of beauty in the hands of 25 top artisans who specialize in exploring, expressing--and teaching--their handiwork. Magnificent projects shown in illuminating full-color photos and practical skills introduce you to a diversity of ways to turn gourds into works of art. You use simple media such as staining, stenciling, carving, and pyrography, which are all clearly explained. Projects include an elaborate teapot with a metallic finish; carved oak and maple leaf bowls; "Path to Harmony" gourd with mother of pearl, abalone and turquoise inlay; carved gourd lamps; hand painted and decorated masks; gourd birdhouse with pyrographed Celtic design; lizard and broken pottery designs; and "Baby's New Shoes" with carved, pyrographed, painted finish.

Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Pub. Co., c2006.
ISBN: 9781402710605
Branch Call Number: 745.5 MAC
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Gourd art


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