BOOK IS SOLD OUT
Mr. Zhang Cairi's Molded
Gourds is now available. This one of a kind book contains
information on mold making including one-piece seamless gourd
molds. Learn how to grow gourd in molds. What works
and what does not. Discover how the Chinese obtain the rich
red finish to their molded gourds. The book includes a
full color gallery of Mr. Zhang Cairi's magnificent molded
gourds. Only $21.95 plus shipping and handling. A great
Christmas gift for gourd lovers. If
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from Leigh Adams, past president of the California Gourd
is a book that no gourd lover will want to miss! Read and
learn as Betty Finch and Guojun detail the processes developed by our
gourd manipulating hero, Mr. Zhang Cairi of
, to shape, train and transform gourds. Those of us who
grow gourds and fancy playing around with the existing form
would do well to study the information in this book and avoid
wasting years of time. Mr. Zhang has dedicated many years
developing the techniques necessary to turn the common
gourd into a highly decorative and functional piece of art.
His years of searching through libraries to find even the
smallest bit of information, teasing out clues and experimenting
endlessly has restored (perhaps surpassed) the art of molding
gourds to the heights it reached in the Ming Dynasty.
It is through emulating the work of masters that we can
contribute to the continued development of this folk art.
Read, enjoy and experiment!" --- Leigh Adams,
past president of the California Gourd Society
When they are gone they are gone. And
they are gone!