Monday, November 25, 2013

Gourd Pottery

We heard of a place near us that makes pottery from gourds and were intrigued. We decided to visit The Gourd Place in Sautee Nacoochee Georgia.

The Gourd Place has a museum with all shapes and types of gourds and their uses. They also have pottery they make which is slipcast in forms made from the gourds. The interior of the gourds make a unique texture on the outside of the pots.

Gourds are carved, stained, painted and made into useful items such as bird houses, boxes, toys, musical instruments and more.

Some gourds hollowed out for bird houses.

This owl seems like he's hiding a secret treasure.

Here are some of the gourds made into toys.

The pattern on this gourd reminded of some Native American pottery pieces I've seen.

Some of these gourds are from other countries.

Painted gourds in the shape of apples and pears in a bread bowl looked fairly realistic.

Here's a gourd lamp and some bird houses.

Here is a shot of the exterior view of the gourd gift shop. I love when magnolia trees are left to grow all the way down to the ground. All the leaves and seed pods can be left instead of having to rake them up.

Here are a couple of candle holders slipcast from sections of gourds. We are ninety-nine percent sure we are getting the house we made an offer on. More later. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. The gourd makes a beautiful lamp. I have a small gourd that a friend brought back from Peru. It's intricately decorated with snakes, spotted cats, monkeys and iguanas, plus butterflies and lots of possums!

  2. WONDERFUL news that you very almost have a home again.
    I love the gourds too.

  3. I've heard so much about that place but have never been there. Now I'm even more inspired to go.

    I have my fingers crossed for you and will be watching here and Facebook to hear some (hopefully) good news.

  4. thanks all, we are hoping to come to some closure by Monday.


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