Custom Art in Eggshells, Gourds, Wood, Jewelry, and More


Jim Widess and Ginger Summit have taken on the task of revising and expanding their book “Complete Book of Gourd Carving”, published by: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated. Within these pages are more than 600 color photographs of creations from nearly 100 international artists.

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The previous edition of this book was one of the first reference books in my library after I began carving with the Paragraver Power Pen. I can contribute this volume’s influence to the fact that I carved gourds at all. The wonderful work contained within those pages led me to attempting my interpretation of gourd art. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is drawn to creating gourd art or to all the collectors who are attracted to this ancient art form. It will serve as a great reference whatever your interests.

Here is a link for the book and more information:

 My thanks to the authors, publisher, and artists for their contributions to this successful endeavor.


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