Introducing Teddy’s Balloon. This piece means a lot to me, and is one of the few pieces that I will never part with. This gourd lamp is named for, and made for, a very special someone. Don’t worry, I’ll talk more about him later. This lamp will hang over a glider in his room.
This hot air balloon inspired gourd lamp is made of two gourds, one for the balloon and basket, the other for the tiny bear riding along. The balloon hangs, with the support of the lighting cord, which includes a standard size light bulb for beautiful night light views.
This is “Colossus”. Created November 2014. Named for the size of the piece and the columns that are integrated into the design, which are reminiscent of Greek or roman architecture. This gourd bowl is topped with a natural leaf inspired lid, because nature is above all my inspiration. With a little deeper meaning to the name as well, this piece is a “thank you” to my wife, who has been a colossal inspiration to my artistic ability, and the one that introduced pyrography into my life.
Fall Entangled. This gourd features a maple leaf inspired lid, like leaves falling in autumn. The bottom features supporting weave and column designs. Elements of symmetry, pyrography, and cut-out techniques can be viewed all around this piece.
Gourd Harvest. Unique gourd basket featuring a growing gourd plant originating at the bottom, with intertwined stems creating a special handle. This piece encompasses pyrography techniques, with supporting carving and cutting features.
Country Road. Symmetrical curvy designs under a canopy of leaves, reminiscent of a beautiful country road, twisting and curving under a natural canopy. This piece features a trillium inspired lid, with supporting designs comprised of pyrography, cutting, and carving.