Jean Wharton: Gourds

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Jean Wharton

I started decorating gourds about six years ago.  I saw a picture in a magazine of a table covered with gourds decorated with a very simple design and was intrigued.  I purchased a few gourds and experimented.  I have no training in art work, so the internet and a couple of online classes helped me get started.  I've taken classes at the Lone Star Gourd Show for several years and studied many gourd and weaving books.  I've been a member of the American Gourd Society, the Texas Gourd Society, and the Dallas Gourd Patch for approximately four years.  The Dallas Gourd Patch has monthly demonstrations on decorating techniques.  It's a fascinating hobby and a continuous learning process.

I've entered competitions and received ribbons at several woodcarving shows, the Texas Lone Star Gourd show, and the Texas State Fair. 


Jean Wharton Gourds, wj8107gre@att.net


You can see more of Jean's work on his blog at: www.waltswoods.wordpress.com








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