The first, and only, book dedicated to carving techniques specifically applicable to the gourd medium, Complete Book of Gourd Carving chapter headings are 'Introduction to Gourd Carving', 'Impressed Gourds', 'Green Gourds', 'Fretwork', 'Engraving', 'Linear Carving', 'Chip Carving', 'Carving with Gouges', 'Relief Carving', 'Inlay Techniques', 'Deep Relief or Sculptural Carving', and 'A Gourd Gallery'. Ninety-two credited 'contributing artists' are featured.
Hundreds of excellent images are used throughout Complete Book of Gourd Carving. Jim Widess and Ginger Summit include within each chapter or section a cursory examination and introduction to the tools and techniques involved with the specific style of carving discussed.
192 pages. Hardcover.