Favorite Vendors

Welburn Gourd Farm offers high-quality thick-shelled gourds, supplies, tutorials, a variety of interesting information, and great service. We encourage your patronage of this fine merchant.


The Caning Shop offers a huge variety of supplies and tools practically anything you can think of combined with excellent service.


David & Ronna Wuttke of Turtle Feathers offer a variety of tools and supplies, including a great selection of woodburner tips and pens, books, and tagua nuts.


Bonnie Gibson of Arizona Gourd Creations sells Heishi and Stone Inlay supplies and is a TurboCarver dealer.




The American Gourd Society promotes interest in all activities relating to gourds: cultivation, historical uses, gourd show competition, craftwork, and artistic decoration.


The Gourd Artists Guild, hosted by John Stacy, provides an open forum for artists and craftspeople to share ideas, supplies, tips, and methods pertinent to gourd art.


The Society of Decorative Painters was organized to stimulate worldwide interest in and appreciation for decorative painting; to recognize diversity of and excellence in the art form; and to serve as the resource center for all aspects of decorative painting.