This authoritative guide covers every method and style of gourd carving, with contributions by 92 international gourd artists and more than 625 gorgeous color photographs. Fretwork, engraving, chip carving, gouge work, relief carving, inlay, and sculptural carving are all thoroughly examined.
A newly expanded gallery section will inspire gourd artists everywhere, and is the largest ever published. Color photographs of exquisitely carved gourds present crafts styles from countries around the world. Step-by-step projects introduce new tools and techniques in progressive order of difficulty. Detailed instructions are provided for working with both hand tools and powered rotary carvers. Filled with new patterns and photos, creative ideas and remarkable examples, Complete Book of Gourd Carving, Revised and Expanded is an essential reference for both crafters and art collectors.
|Publisher:||Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jim Widess and Ginger Summit are the best-selling authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and Making Gourd Instruments. Jim has a zeal for visual instruction for crafts. Since 1980, he has authored and co-authored over a dozen craft books on subjects including gourd crafting, chair caning, basket weaving and various Hawaiian crafts.
Jim Widess and Ginger Summit are the best-selling authors of The Complete Book of Gourd Craft and Making Gourd Instruments. Ginger has been decorating gourds since 1990. She is a retired teacher and author of many books on gourd crafting. She travels the country giving lectures, demonstrations, and artist workshops.