Welcome Gourd Lovers!
Handmade Gourd Birdhouses and Ornaments fill the pages of this website. Everything is made with humor, hope, and love! All prices include free shipping!
Birds in Birdhouses
Gourds in all states of completion tumble over each other in Devon's up-state New York Studio. Some are ready to ship to art galleries and museums throughout the US. Others are scrubbed clean, each waiting to be imbued with its own unique personality. Some will be cat gourds, some birdhouses cats, yet others will become folk-art roosters reminiscent of farm kitchens filled with the scent of baking pies.
BirdhousesLearn more about birdhouses!
You may have heard about birdhouses made of gourds and are wondering - how? Gourds are naturally durable and water resistant when they are properly dried. The many talented people of the world use different materials and techniques making gourd birdhouses. After a hard shelled gourd is dried and washed, I paint and varnish and it is ready to hang outside!
GourdamentsCheck out our Gourdaments!
My Mom and I are partners in the ornament creation workshop here in Middletown, NY. We use mini dippers, mini bottles, and egg gourds- and everything in between!
Cats...More cat gourds!
My biggest inspiration of all! In my mind, cats and gourds go hand and hand. Each individual, each full of personality, and each slightly flawed.
Dried GourdsMore on Dried Gourds
Gourd crafting really brings out the creative side of people! If you are looking for gourds for your next project - take a look here!
Birdhouse CareFor more information
Extend the Life of
your gourd birdhouse with these easy steps:
-Re-coat with polyurethane each year
-Avoid hanging in direct sunlight
-Minimize exposure to rain and snow, freezing and thawing
-If the colors fade or the birdhouse peels, the birds won’t
mind… they like them this way too!
Another big is inspiration to me is my chickens! Their personality and beautiful plumage always makes me smile!
On the Gourd Farm
Though many of our smaller gourds are grown in NY- we also work with two farming families in PA.