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October Northwest Gourders

  • Current Gallery's Back Door Workshop 532 Northeast 3rd Street McMinnville, OR, 97128 United States (map)

A study group of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

Our project for October will be “Faux Raku” Gourd with Philodendron Sheath Rim. This project creates the look of fired raku pottery using a gourd and added pigments. It’s a simple and fun project that requires few tools, so it is especially great for beginners. It’s also a good way to use gourds that might have some flaws.

Room Rental:  $5 (bring to meeting)

Supplies fee - $7. If you want to bring your own supplies: Mode Podge, black spray paint, black acrylic paint, sponge brush, Metallic/Interference/Iridescent powders/Metallic Rub-ons/Shiva Iridescent Paint Stix, magnolia skeletal leaves/tissue paper/thick medium, philodendron sheath, #4 waxed linen thread

Gourd needed – any gourd will work even if it is flawed. Cut and cleaned gourds bowls will be available to purchase $5 ea.

Tools Needed:

Scissors, baby wipes, paper towels, ½’ cheap stencil brush (optional), heat tool, drill, 1/16” drill bit, #2 pencil, fabric tape measure.

Open To all skill levels

To Register for class contact


Need information about the study group contact, Jane Wilson

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