Welcome to the Idaho Gourd Society. We were first organized in 1998 and we are celebrating our eighteenth anniversary, this year, 2016.
The purpose of the Idaho Gourd Society is to create a fun, friendly, and relaxed environment where gourd enthusiasts in Idaho can get together and create gourd art. We are dedicated to the education and instruction of those interested in gourd history, cultivation, painting, crafts, and fine gourd art. We offer you an opportunity to participate in classes, festivals, shows, and competitions. From beginner to expert, we have something for everyone.
I was inspired by what my country's flag represents to me--liberty, freedom and independence. Here is my entry: The Liberty Bell.
A couple of pictures show I started with the top of a large bottle gourd. The wires helped me develop the profile as I filled in large and small gourd shards. The outer skin is air dry clay, Creative Paperclay. The top wooden piece was salvaged from a farmer's burn pile. The bell is finished with Sculpt Nouveau's bronze metal coating with tiffany green patina.
Annual Picnic and Theme Gourd Contest
July 9, 2016
Forever Red, White, and Blue
The Idaho Gourd Society has an annual picnic each July. We have a popular gourd art contest based on the year's theme. This year's theme was ' Forever Red, White and Blue'.