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This book introduces more than 100 artists and the techniques they used to create their extraordinary examples of gourd carvings. Decorative methods include carving, impression, fretwork, engraving, sculpture, relief and inlay.

Step-by-step instructions for using both hand tools and powered rotary carvers are provided, along with lists of required tools and safety tips for preparing dry and green gourds. Includes a brief history of gourd carving art, hundreds of color photographs and a gallery of examples – luminaries, vases, bowls and containers to provide inspiration.

Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 239 pages, 2014.

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