My word, after seeing the fabulously carved rocking chair by Boris and the incredible projects being turned out by LJ’s, I felt kind of ashamed to post my measly gourd projects. However I’ve always found that LJ’s somewhere like information and various ideas so I am wanting to share updates on what I’ve been doing with the gourds.
The enclosed pictures are of a carved gourd that I am currently taking a mold from and rendering a wax casting prior to sending it to a bronze foundry.
My dilemma was getting to be that I just couldn’t keep pumping out originals when there were such a variety of people with different affordability levels requesting them. So the originals can now be sold for the highest price, the bronze castings for a bit less and resin castings for much less. That way I could also supply an antique looking vessel without paint or gilding.
It is much like carving wood however the thickness is not always uniform throughout the gourd so you have to be careful.
I will post the various finished renderings when they have been cast and or painted.