EXOTIC FEATHER GOURD
Lorra Lee Rose
Sunday May 5, 2019
Students will start with a clean, cut gourd. A variety of colors will be available to stain the exterior of your calabash. A wax finish will be applied afterwards. We will use ephemera to line the gourd for a clean finish look. With an extensive collection of exotic natural color feathers to choose from, you will learn techniques I’ve developed over the decades. To laminate, a way to create layer upon layer of color with feathers. You’ll enjoy working in this unusual medium, completing your tour de force.
There will also be a brief, but important, talk about conservation laws and how to collect feathers for you own use.
Supply fee $39, payable to instructor day of workshop:
Included; your choice of a gourd, Mod Podge, a variety of handmade paper, a choice in color dyes to stain your gourd, paste wax, paper towels, gloves, access to my 33 year collection of natural color feathers and use of most tools needed.
Students bring: long handled paint brush. I will have some to share.