August 90th

Help me wish a very Happy 90th Birthday to my awesome Grandmother! She’s a great strong woman.  As a special birthday present, she’s getting my most recent gourd piece.

This one is called August 90th. As we enter the great autumn months, leaves will begin falling all around, mixing with the patterns of the world, just like in this piece.

Happy Birthday Grandmother!


Garden of Fire


This piece features a lid inspired by the bush, Firepower Nandina. The supporting design brings elements of symmetry, cutting, carving, and the burning art of pyrography. A piece of art inspired by the garden, with material from the garden. Created June 2014, by Paul R. Buhrmester.