Welcome to Reni's
Gourds offer unlimited design
with their variety of shapes and their ability to be cut. The possibilities are endless.
Basketry materials and techniques are a perfect compliment to gourds.
Frequently, typical characteristics of the gourd, such as shape, skin imperfections and variation in color have influenced Reni's designs.
In the Gourd Art Gallery,
you will find one-of-a-kind gourd art
made from hand selected gourds
and other natural materials.
Techniques, such as Teneriffe
and tapestry weaving as well as coiling of pine
needles and other natural fibers have been used
Reni's original gourd art.
Pyro-engraving, carving and inlaid bead work have also been used to embellish gourds.
Most gourds were stained with
leather dye, but
acrylic paint, gold leafing and other applications have also been used.
Meet the Artist Gourd Art Gallery
Links Gourd Mask Gallery
Last up dated Sept. 11 2005 by Jerry Schaeffer