Gourd Bowls

Gourds are a vegetable from the squash family, that can be grown in your home garden or on your farm! Once dried, they form hard shelled walls and act similar to wood. This specific species of “bottle/calabash gourds” (Lagenaria Siceraria) has had numerous uses throughout human history all around the world as utensils, tools, birdhouses, stringed musical instruments, rattles, drums, and more. Through the process of carving, gourds become vessels to hold food, water, and more.

During this hands-on workshop, we will be creating with loving intention and learning the process of cleaning, cutting, carving, and sanding a dried gourd into a finished bowl. You will walk away with a vessel that will be food safe and ready to eat out of for many moons to come.

Gourd Bowls will be shared by Caitlin Dean.