fell into pyroengraving gourds while I was living in Japan about 7
years ago and have been crazy about it since! I have been a crafter
for many years, however, I have never found anything that keeps my
attention like this does. Each gourd I create is numbered, dated and
signed and crafted to last a lifetime!!!!!
Most of the work
I'm doing currently is pyroengraved, or more commonly called
"Woodburned". If you aren't familiar with this technique
you can view my on-line tutorial to learn more.
I use various
techniques of finishing. Usually, polyurethane, Tung Oil Varnish, or
Danish Oil. All of them (excluding birdhouses) are finished on the
me with any questions concerning the availability of a specific gourd
you see on this site or if you would like to have one custom made. I
will answer ALL E-mails!
For those of
you in Okinawa, Japan......Thanks
to all of my friends in Oki for your encouragement and support !
I will continue gourding and you will still be able to purchase my
gourds through this web site. Also,
please check out the June 19th edition of the Japan update . I was
pleased to find that they had printed an article about my gourds
written by Kathy Diener. You can also view the article on-line @The