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Here's how to grow gourds in a mold to create any shape you want.Even portrait sculptures. It's an ancient technique from China.This method also work...
Here's Jim Widess holding mold-grown portrait gourd sculptures of himself. The light-colored one is the gourd's natural color. The darker one was sta...
The original clay sculpture is on the left. Then Zhang made a latex rubber mold over the original, pulled it off, and cast hard rubbery plastic resin ...
Depending on your climate, the gourd seeds are planted in the spring in a sunny place that gets plenty of water. If it's cold you can sprout and start...
While I am taking this picture Jim is explaining that next you clamp the mold shut by tying it with string or wire.
While I am taking this picture Jim is explaining that you next suspend the mold with string or wire so the vine doesn't have to bear the weight of the...
If you harvest a gourd when it has reached the size you want, it will be soft and won't keep well. You must wait until the season has finished and the...
This mold has a flexible rubber lining which makes it easy to remove from the gourd. A plaster mold adheres to the gourd more tenaciously and usually ...
Here's Jim again with the finished sculptures. One is tea-colored and one is the natural color of the gourd. He's standing in front of a gourd vine [w...
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