Gourd artistry is a new artistic medium introduced here at The Pixie Knoll. Here you will find many one-of-a-kind fine art vessels that are a creative collaboration between myself and Mother Nature. She, of course did her part by growing a unique gourd vessel and I added my artistic flare! What a great fusion of nature and art, don't you think?
Many might not know it, but gourds have been an integral and useful part of the human existence since the beginning of time dating back as far as 13,000 BC! The human species have used gourds in a great number of ways including water and food storage containers, musical instruments, tools and works of art. Gourd vessels can be found in museums around the world dating back 1000's of years. Pretty amazing isn't it? Who would have thought that such a simple object grown in nature would be so significant to the human species?
Who knows? Perhaps some of my creations could end up in a museum one day.....or, maybe even in your collection! Only time will tell.
[A special note: Since these are a natural wooden vessels grown out of nature, these are true, one-of-a-kind pieces. Each gourd is a unique entity within itself with different shapes, type and size. There will NEVER be another gourd like it in the world. Art at it's finest created by Mother Nature. Also, one should keep in mind that since these are gifts from nature, sometimes you will find small holes where insects have bore through during the growing and drying process. This is NOT a defect in the gourd, but adds to the one-of-a-kind charm that is a gift from Mother Nature herself!]
Beaded Dragonfly Gourd bowl, Approximately 6 inches wide by 4 inches deep. Wood-burned motif, painted with transparent acrylic inks. SOLD!!
Beaded Acorn Gourd bowl. Approximately 6 inches wide by 4 inches deep. Wood-burned acorn motif, painted with transparent acrylic inks and alcohol inks. $65.00
Large Fall Leaf vase with gourd stand. Measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide. Wood-burned leaf pattern painted with transparent acrylic inks. $125.00
Small Fall Leaf vase with gourd stand. Measures approximately 5 inches tall by 3.5 wide. Wood-burned leaf pattern painted with transparent acrylic inks. $50.00