This is a unique piece of handmade table decor made from a real dried gourd. The artwork features a pretty sea turtle swimming gracefully upward. Gentle swirls represent the water as the turtle happily glides through the sea. The artwork is drawn by hand, using wood-burning techniques. I add texture using a stippled technique, carving into the gourd. Translucent stains and waxes enhance and help to reveal the natural beauty of the gourd shell. I leave the inside of the gourd in its' natural state because it helps to remind us that this is not a piece of manufactured plastic, but a real vegetable!
It may be surprising to know that this rustic table vessel began as a seedling on a farm! I cut the tops off and clean out the middle just as you would a fresh fall pumpkin. A carved piece of gourd art makes a unique addition to your table decor and a wonderfully unique gift! They look lovely just sitting by themselves, but you can add some dried or faux flowers for fun. Keep in mind the gourds are dried, and therefore very lightweight. If the flowers are a little top-heavy, you can just place a rock or random household item in the bottom for some extra weight and stability.
6 inches wide, 9 inches tall
Flowers are not included.
If you'd like to see more of my gourd artwork here is the link for my collection of carved gourds.
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I'd love to hear your ideas! If you're looking for some custom design or pieces please message me and we can chat!
I love co-creating with all of you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with your created idea!
Most often I can create different sizes to accommodate your space. Just message me and I'll let you know if I've got the materials.
Yes! I'm happy to customize the rules, and I encourage you to do so. It makes your piece super special and creates your own family heirloom. Just message me and we can chat about the details.
Yes! I'm happy to customize the layout. Just message me and we can chat about the details.
Yes, I'd be happy to. Just reach out to me and we can chat about the gourds I have on and and the design your looking for.
I used to just use the flowers for display photos. I got so many requests to purchase the flowers as well. So I now offer flowers to compliment any of my handmade designs.
Yes! I'm happy to ship anywhere. Just fill out the shipping address with the recipients address and a gift message if you'd like.