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The Gallery - Gourds (17 items)

 

Name of Piece: Magic Onion
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: Fine threads form roots of the painted bulb while the carved flower head with bead seeds tops the gourd's stem. Onions have always been used as a flavor enhancer, and relied on to stave off scurvey on sea voyages. It measures 6 in. x 12 in. $75. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Apple of My Eye
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: This gourd sculpture is created with paint, copper tubing, and sheet copper accented with little, green, wooden apples. It is a one of a kind art piece priced at $125.
 

Name of Piece: Bean Sprout
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The natural crease in the gourd creates the bean form while the neck suggests the sprout stem. The surprise in the sprout head is Jack's hands crawling out. A vine-like copper tube with sculpted copper leaves spirals around and up to form a base for the gourd. It measures about 16 x 12 x 9 inches and sells for $ 125.
 

Name of Piece: Faux Raku
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,
Description: The gourd was scraped, and scooped out. The interior was painted black while the out side was painted in layers of color with metalic paint added for the Raku effect. Paper rods and string complete the ornamentation. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: First People Series
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The gourds natural, spotted color is utilized as fur for coats with real lambs wool is used for the trim. Acrylic clay is used for hands and faces. 5 to 10 inches $30 to $70.
 

Name of Piece: Gooseberry Blossom
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Top view-A clay face tucked down inside the gourd blossom head is a welcome surprise in the gourd pictured below.
 

Name of Piece: Gourd Nativiry
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The entire Nativity is made from gourds. The large gourd is cut and painted to create the stable and pieces of other gourds are painted the create the figures. It measures about 12 inches by 12 inches, and is priced at $70. Email us to purchase.
 

Name of Piece: Grandmother Series
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Acrylic clay is formed into hands and faces of these chubby ladies. Blankets are created with paint and holes drilled for glued-in feathers. $60.
 

Name of Piece: Great Shawman
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Feathers surround the clay face of the magistic Shawman while copper wire in cloisonne style defines the stylized long hair. There is a long carved space opening the hair area into the inside of the gourd which is painted black. The stylized blanket features a clay hand at its edge. 8 in. x 20 in. $130
 

Name of Piece: Jack in the Pulpit
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The inspiration for his piece was the Jack-in the-Pulpit flower. It is made from parts of other gourds with face and hands formed from acrylic clay then painted and mounted on driftwood. 9 x 10 inches $90.
 

Name of Piece: Leafy Basket
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The goal was to create a basket with the handle included as one piece rather than attached. To do that, a twist was incorporated that suggested the leaf motif. Black, cotton thread is sewn into the gourd to suggest viens. Strong colors of black, white and copper complete the look.
Priced at $65.
 

Name of Piece: Lily Blossom
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The lily emerges from the copper colored bulb as a beautiful pearl. The gourd features positive and negative cuts that release the image. It is about 8 inches tall and priced at %55.
 

Name of Piece: Primitive Elegance
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: The top of the gourd basket is used to create the head on this sculpural piece. Fired, acrylic clay forms the face while cotton coils create the feeling of hair and jewelry. Shells, beads, and seeds are strung and attached to the shoulder of the gourd mounted atop a clear plastic tube. 8 in. x 18 in. $130. 6 in.x 8 in.for the basket $60. SOLD
 

Name of Piece: Primitive Ornamentation
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Necklace motif of Cotton Coils and sea urchin beads is repeated on both sides of the carved gourd recreating Primitive Elegance of tribal women.
 

Name of Piece: Sakagewia's Reward
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Spiral cuts on the gourd created open spaces that where filled in by weaving black string between warp strings drilled into the spirals edges. Bunched thin birch twigs are attached around the spirls which lead to the Sakagewia gold-colored coin. Consider the coin an instant rebate. 7 x 23 inches. $130.
 

Name of Piece: Swan Song
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: Pearl paint gives this swan the wet-feather look as it appears to be singing for pure pleasure. Subtle blue shading hints at the water's reflection in the form of a glass and mirror mosaic. It measures 12 x 18 inches $ 170.
 

Name of Piece: Swan Song
Artist: Joanne Oviatt
Categories: Gourds,Sculpture
Description: This view of SWAN SONG allows a better look at the mosaic puddle. Clear epoxy instead of grout permits the mirror to show between and through the colored glass. The puddle may be hung on the wall as a stand alone piece if desired.
 

 

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