Gourds are Coming Back – Pat Davis
Wildacres – August 21-27, 2017
The Gourds are Back!
Learn how to create geometric patterns that fit on 3 dimensional objects (gourds). Develop pyrography (woodburning) skills by burning your design on a gourd. Then add a flex shaft tool to your repertoire to explore texturing, inlay and filigree techniques. Embellish it all with paints, dyes, gold leaf or whatever else falls out of the tool box. Finish and protect your projects with waxes or sealers. Class fee includes gourds and materials needed to complete class projects. If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class fee $100
A little gourd with a few stars and a moon cut out of it sparked a lasting interest in things gourdly for Pat. It also prompted her to take classes at the Gourd College, the Florida Gourd Festival and Florida Gourd Retreat, Alabama Gourd Festival and the Cherokee Gourd Artist Gathering. She has been crafting artistic items as well as functional pieces from gourds since 2008. She has studied with Bonnie Gibson, Mary Segreto, Suzie Nonn and others. Pat is a member of the Manasota Patch of the Florida Gourd Society as well as Suncoast Gem and Mineral Society. She has taught gourd techniques for SFMS and continues to teach cabochon cutting for both William Holland School and SFMS.