Transform ordinary gourds into extraordinary art! This complete artist's guide to gourd crafting will teach you an amazing array of techniques for creating unique and attractive décor. Legendary crafting artist Lora S. Irish explains all the basics from gourd selection and preparation to materials, supplies, and construction methods. Learn interesting ways to blow, dab, drip, and splatter paint to make spectacular effects. Discover how to add 3D texture and sculpt gourd art that is both visually and tangibly fascinating. Lora guides you through 14 step-by-step projects for making beautiful birdhouses, wind chimes, pitchers, flowerpots, and more.