Grown from seed through to maturity, approximately 8 months.
Then left to dry, which takes 6 months to a year.
Each gourd is cleaned – inside and out
The design is drawn.
The gourd is then drilled and sanded.
Colours are applied using alcohol inks or acrylics.
Lamp bases are hand turned from local wood.
Gourds are fitted to lamp bases.
All gourds are varnished.
Electrics are installed for lamp bases & PAT tested.
You may have seen us on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas as part of the Handmade Decorations competition – and we won!
Gourds supplied to the TV & Film Industry, Celebrities & Professionals.