Workshop Overview


Design a unique shaped gourd bowl using cutting, carving and inlaying techniques. Learn how to use ink dyes and various other dyes.  Carving techniques with dremel bits will be shown to create textural feel on the gourd. Adding rim treatments like horsehair or sea grass will also be covered. Take home a beautiful bowl to decorate your table or mantle place.


  • Cleaning of the gourd on the inside for a polished look
  • Proper cutting techniques, sanding and safety issues
  • Use of dyes and color schemes
  • Inlaying of beads, attaching embellishments and basic weaving techniques

August 24th
10 – 5 PM

Bring a Lunch!

Materials Provided by instructor:  Gourd, dyes, rim treatment, assorted beads, use of tools

Materials Students should bring: Ideas & any favorite embellishment or beads (12″ length ), Dremel with ball bits, wood burner

Online Registration fee: $60.00
Materials fee: $20.00 due at the time of the class

33701 Rd. K.8   Mancos, CO
Email –
Phone – 209-404-4694

Minimum 3 students; Maximum 10 students

Janice Reich / Gourd Artist

About the Artist:
Fascinated with all the different aspects of how a gourd can be transformed Janice started her education through books & classes. Her talent has flourished and her passion as a gourd artist was quickly reinforced with multiple awards.

Janice helps her students allow their art to take on the natural form of the gourd that then becomes intertwined with other components. Each shape gives opportunity and inspiration for a unique design – with surprises along the way

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Workshop Details
Course ID : Fancy Gourd Bowl
Date : Aug 24th
$60 + Material Fee
Place : Artist Studio Mancos
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Janice Reich
Janice Reich
Gourd Artist