Featured Gourds from WSGS

"Acrylic Pour Gourd Project"

Gourd created by Nedra Denison.   Gourd created by Nedra Denison.   Gourd created by Nedra Denison.  

This gourd was created by WSGS member, Nedra Denison.

"I used 5 different colors of acrylic paint on this gourd: deep purple, lavender, 2 shades of blue, & metallic bronze. I started doing this acrylic pour technique because I had lost the use of my hand due to a ruptured tendon, and couldn't hold onto a brush or pen. It was the only thing I could do that didn't require much use of my hand. Surgery went well, and therapy is helping me regain what I lost.... very excited about getting back into my art again. I love doing the acrylic pouring, but I really look forward to being able to hold a paint brush and Pyrography pen again so I have more flexibility with the tools I can use to enhance my gourd art."   Nedra Denison

WSGS News 
(updated 12/6/18)

WSGS Website:

You may notice the updated look of the website. I replaced the green background with white, and refreshed the WSGS logo. I will be making more updates in the future. Please email me if you have suggestions for changes that will enhance your experience, and make it easier to find the information you want.

You may also notice the gourds I have featured at the top of the front page. If you have finished a gourd that you would like to share, please send me a good quality photo of your gourd from multiple angles, if appropriate, with nothing in the background. Please do not resize the photo; I will take care of that. Hope to hear from you.  

Kathryn, Webmaster

Next WSGS Meeting:    Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00am

Our next meeting will be devoted to creating our 2019 WSGS Budget. There will be a review of our 2018 income and expenditures, and to prepare a 2019 budget. This could be a board meeting via ZOOM only. Bev will send out a message the week of the meeting with the link to connect to the meeting, and other details. Be sure to keep the message so you have it handy on Saturday, the 26th. We need your participation!

WSGS latest meeting minutes:   November 17th meeting.
Previous meeting minutes can be found at the Meeting Minutes page.

WSGS Mission:

The purpose of the Washington State Gourd Society (WSGS) is to promote interest, share ideas, learn from others, and teach to all who are interested in the culture, use, history, and craftsmanship of gourds. The WSGS was formed in October of 2007 by a small group of local gourd artists who wanted to promote the craft of gourding in Washington State. The Washington State Gourd Society does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, education, financial status, height, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, weight, or whether you craft in big, small, round, or skinny gourds; this applies to all our activities or educational opportunities.




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