Pat Buedel – Pat Buedel Designs

'Hang in There' Gourd Art encouragement gift. An embellished and hand carved purple gourd vase with flowers

Pat Buedel – Zionsville

Each of Pat Buedel’s decorative gourds begins with her planting a tiny seed in her Indiana garden. A lengthy drying period and careful cleaning, produces a new hard-shelled gourd for Pat to embellish. Because each gourd has it’s own unique properties in size, shape and texture, she picks up where Mother Nature left off and let her imagination dictate what the finished gourd will look like. Carved, cut, sketched, painted – Each piece is finished with a polyurethane or epoxy coating; and, what was once just a tiny seed, has now become an original, one of a kind piece of art.