AChristmasbyCarol

Hand Painted Gourd and Ceramic Ornaments

New Mexico, United States · 394 Sales

AChristmasbyCarol

Hand Painted Gourd and Ceramic Ornaments

New Mexico, United States 394 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(115)
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Carol

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Announcement   Artistically hand-painted, originally designed gourd and ceramic Christmas ornaments play the leading role in A Christmas by Carol.

Gourd pots and figures have been given their own starring role in a new shop, Southwestern Gourd Art by Carol. www.etsy.com/shop/SouthwesternGourdArt

Visit both shops often, take your time and look around!
There are always new pieces being added to both shops!

Website...
http://christmasbycarol.wordpress.com/

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 20, 2016

Artistically hand-painted, originally designed gourd and ceramic Christmas ornaments play the leading role in A Christmas by Carol.

Gourd pots and figures have been given their own starring role in a new shop, Southwestern Gourd Art by Carol. www.etsy.com/shop/SouthwesternGourdArt

Visit both shops often, take your time and look around!
There are always new pieces being added to both shops!

Website...
http://christmasbycarol.wordpress.com/

Carol

Contact shop owner

Carol

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(115)
1purpledragonfly

1purpledragonfly on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This leaves me speechless as it is truly beautiful. It is a gift for my son, he will treasure it. I will definitely be back for more

RG Bullock

RG Bullock on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very pleased with this beautifully painted and inspired design. Thank you!

ruffiangirl

ruffiangirl on Jul 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Stunning detail!! It was a gift and my friend was thrilled... I think I may have to start collecting these... Perfect for year round decoration if you admire and appreciate Native art!

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About

The Creative World of Painting Gourds

Buffalo gourds grow wild in the mesas, arroyos and along the roadsides near where I live. So, borrowing from the ancient tradition of decorating dried gourds, I began painting Southwestern designs on the gourds I picked by hand and made them into ornaments. Eventually, my artistic creations extended beyond the use of buffalo gourds to include other varieties of gourds, such as the bottle gourd, and I began including figurines and vessels to my ornament collection.

The ancient- and modern-inspired Southwestern designs that I create have evolved over the past 25+ years through hours and hours of practice, experimentation, and inspiration. I have never used any type of stencil, decal or applique to create my designs. Every piece I make is a one-of a kind, from the strokes of my paint to the natural variations of the gourds themselves. And though I do paint certain types of designs, like buffaloes, daisies, and geometrics, my curiosity about a new design element or a fresh inspiration means that I am regularly adding to my repertoire.

If you are curious about how I take a rough, natural gourd, hand-picked from the dry, desert sand, and turn it into a piece of art, please visit my website page, "Working with Gourds" at http://christmasbycarol.wordpress.com/working-with-gourds/

"Ars longa, vita brevis." ~ Hippocrates
(The arts are long, life is short.)

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to A Christmas by Carol!!

Each piece is different. From the hand-painted strokes to the natural variations of the gourd itself. Although the design might be the same, there will never be two pieces that look exactly alike.

No stencils, transfers or appliques are ever used. The designs I paint by hand have evolved from over 25 years of practice, experimentation, and inspiration.

All of my work can be displayed year-round and offers a wonderful gift choice for any occasion or holiday for everyone on your list-from teachers to coworkers to family and friends.

Please come by A Christmas by Carol often, as I am always adding more items to my shop and my other shop Southwestern Gourd Art by Carol www.etsy.com/shop/SouthwesternGourdArt

Browse, Shop and Enjoy!
http://christmasbycarol.wordpress.com/

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Sales tax included in price.

I accept credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout. You may cancel your order before item has shipped.
Shipping
I ship via USPS or UPS within the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges are accepted. Damaged items will be refunded upon return.

More information

Last updated on Apr 24, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I'm afraid at this time I do not offer custom or personalized orders.

Sizing details

Please note the size of each gourd as I often include close up photos that might make the gourd appear a different size.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If your purchase is a gift, let me know when you place the order. I'm always happy to bring a little extra cheer with wrap or a note included.

The gourds are very carefully packed in the shipping box.

Shipping

I want you to receive your purchase as soon as possible, so I pack your item(s) immediately and ship via USPS or UPS.