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Welburn Gourd Farm is the largest supplier of quality, organic hard-shell gourds in the USA, producing over 375,000 gourds each year. We specialize in canteen and bottle (Hawaiian Ipu) varieties.

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gourd art by Pamala Redhawk
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Doug Welburn Examines Gourds from the Latest Gourd Harvest
Pictured above, Doug Welburn inspects
a gourd order awaiting shipment.
(See the Doug Welburn Memorial Page.)

Last Day to Save Over 35% on
Premium Quality People Gourds
Regularly $47.41, Just $29.95!

A hybrid of the chili gourd or banana gourd, these larger "People Gourds" are so-named because they are so popular for making figurines and sculptures!

Gourd art by Gloria Crane

Their tall canvas makes them ideal for vertical designs, like the art piece pictured at left with butterflies and filigree carving, by Gloria Crane.

They also work perfect for making figures, like the doll art piece by Rosario Wilke, pictured right.

People gourds have a slight point at the bottom, so you will want to sand them on a belt sander to get them to sit flat.

For Gloria Crane's butterfly piece, she made a base out of the neck of a bottle gourd. If you need to glue a base on, be sure to grab some Gourd Glue before you check out! Or, use a small metal Gourd Stand!

Take a Look at These Pre-Boxed People Gourd Options!

Regular Price
Sale Price!

2"-3" Wide,
7"-9" Tall


People Gourds
2"-3" Wide,
10"-12" Tall
Short & Wide
3"-4" Wide,

Use People Gourds to Make Vases!

Gourd art by Diane Connelly
This is a Limited Time Offer!
Hurry and get your box today!
Regularly $47.41, Just $29.95!
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Pictured above,
Gourd art by Dianne Connelley
Pictured above,
Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourds will vary. Photos are meant as a general example only
and do not represent the exact shapes you will receive.

Last Chance to Buy! These these Southwest and Native American Stick 'n Burn Packs Will
No Longer be Available!

To make room for new Stick 'n Burn packs we're eliminating some of our older packs. Now is your last chance to get them, once they sell out they're gone!

Above, "Native Southwest Designs" pack, to be eliminated.
Get your pack today for just $9.95 before it is discontinued!

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Gourd art by Christy Barajas.
Designs are from the "Native Southwest" Stick 'n Burn Pack.

Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk.
Designs are from the "Native American" Stick 'n Burn Pack.

Above, "Native American Designs" pack, to be eliminated.
Get your pack today for just $9.95 before it is discontinued!
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For a Limited Time Save Over 40%
On Boxes of 9 Craft-Ready Mini Vases!
No coupon required. Price has already been reduced!

Pictured above: 9 Tall Mini Vases, Just $49.95!

Pictured above: 9 Small Mini Vases, Just $39.95!

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These Craft-Ready Mini Vases are the perfect size for small projects and gifts and can be used for everything from pencil holders to flower vases! Perfect for DIY gifts!

Mini Vases average 3-5 inches wide and 3.75-7 inches high (please see size chart below). Each Mini Vase is completely cleaned inside and out, and sanded on the bottom to make it stand flat. The rim is also cut straight and sanded for a smooth, even look.

All of the hard work is done for you so all you have to do is the fun part of designing and coloring. It's the perfect solution for quick and easy gourd gifts or class projects!

These Boxes of 9 Craft- Ready Mini Vases are available in 2 great size options! Look at the chart below to see which box is the right choice for you!

Mini Vase Box
Reg. Price
Sale Price!
Over 5"

Look At All the Beautiful Art You Can Create On Mini Vases!

Gourd art by Krystal Garrido
Design from the Celtic Designs
Stick 'n Burn Pack
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Design from the Lakeside Cabin
Stick 'n Burn Pack

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Cut-out from the
Southwest Gourd Cut-Outs

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Design from the
Southwest Wildlife Stick 'n Burn Pack

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Design from the Leather Tooling & Basket Weave Stick 'n Burn Pack

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NEW Half-Size Respirators
with Free Safety Glasses!
Valued at $35.90 Now Just $27.95!

Pictured above, the NEW "Half Size" Respirator!

Built for comfort and efficiency, these respirators are almost half the bulk of most regular respirators!

The sleek "Half Size" Respirator is designed to fit the contours of your face, giving you a form fitting mask with extra comfort when carving with your GourdMaster™ Pro Carver! It's small filter design allows you to have a wide field of vision and added protection while working on your gourd.

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Pictured below, See how much smaller the size of the NEW Half Size Respirator (left) is compared to other respirators (right)!

Pictured above left, the NEW Half-Size Respirator. Pictured above right, the 3M Air Filter Purifying Respirator.
As you can see, the NEW Half-Size Respirator filters have a much smaller design, giving you a wider field of vision!

"Wow…I can't begin to tell you how much easier it is to breathe with this mask compared to other ones. I can work for longer periods of time and it is so comfortable, sometimes I forget I have it on! I love this mask and won't trade it for another!" - Barbara Wilson

Not only does its conveniently small size give you a larger range of vision, the Half-Size Respirator was designed to allow more oxygen flow, making it a safer choice than other respirators! When you're carving, you'll breathe easier having this mask on when you are working with gourds, literally!

You'll breathe easier with the new respirator when
using your GourdMaster™ Pro Carver, shown above!

The Half-Size Respirator is made from a soft thermo-plastic material that is hyper allergenic (latex, silicone and odor free). These respirators are available in two sizes, Small/Medium (recommended for women) and Medium/Large (recommended for men).

2 adjustable straps with no-slip grip.

These masks come with 2 elastic, adjustable straps. The top strap has a no-slip grip on it so it stays in place. This makes it easier to keep focused on your work instead of wasting time, constantly having to readjust your respirator.

Click the button below to get your Half-Size Respirator
with FREE Safety Glasses Today!
A $35.90 Value,
Now Just $27.95!

NEW Protective Eyewear! Available in 2 Options!
Starting at Just $5.95!

The NEW protective eyewear is just what you need to protect your eyes while carving, and cleaning gourds! Available in 2 options, they are comfortable and sure to fit any budget!

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Utility Eyewear, just $19.95!

The "Utility Eyewear" has frames that are vented and padded for a close and comfortable fit. Each lens is equipped with an interior anti-fog coating and an exterior anti-scratch coating.

The "Utility Eyewear" also comes with an elastic cloth strap (pictured left), which allows you to remove the temple pieces and mount the strap to wear them like goggles!

Protective Eyewear is also available in Safety Glasses, pictured right!

The Safety Glasses are a valuable pair when doing light carving on gourds. Get them for FREE when you purchase the comfortable and sleek Half-Size Respirator, pictured below!

Safety Glasses, just $5.95!

Get a FREE Pair of Safety Glasses When You Purchase a Half-Size Respirator!
A $35.90 Value,
Now Just $27.95!

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Introducing the NEW Large Animal Portrait Stick 'n Burn Pack! Get All 12 Pages for Just $14.95!
Limited Edition Pack, Get Yours Today!

Pictured above, New Stick 'n Burn Pack: "Large Animal Portraits."
Pack comes with 2 sheets of each image, 8 pages total. Plus 4 pages of shaded reference drawings to use as a guide when creating your beautiful work of art! Get all 12 pages for just $14.95!

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Pictured above, a beautiful 9 inch gourd pot by Christy Barajas. The large horse is from the NEW Large Animal Portrait Stick 'n Burn pack!

Because of the horse's large size, Christy was able to get very detailed with her shading and woodburning. The shaded reference picture that is included in the NEW stick 'n burn pack made it easy to create the realistic features on this gorgeous woodburned portrait!

The NEW Large Animal Portrait Stick 'n Burn pack features large portraits of various animals, as well as detailed drawings of each animal to reference when you are creating your beautiful work of art! The references pages are an added bonus to help you when you are woodburning and shading the fur!

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Pictured below are examples of artwork from various
artists featuring their own large animal portraits!

Note: The animal designs below were made by the artists and are not a part of the new Stick 'n Burn pack; the photos are meant as an example to show the types of art that can be created using large animal portraits.

Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk
Gourd art by Carrie Lynn Dearing
Gourd art by Reetsie Fuller

Pictured above, New Stick 'n Burn Pack: "Large Animal Portraits."
Pack comes with 2 sheets of each image, 8 pages total. Plus 4 pages of shaded reference drawings to use as a guide when creating your beautiful work of art! Get all 12 pages for just $14.95!

This NEW Stick 'n Burn Pack Comes with
4 Bonus Reference Drawings to Show Shading!
Even if you are a beginner, these shaded reference drawings included in the pack
will help you to create lifelike animal portraits!

Pack comes with 2 sheets of each image, 8 pages total. Plus 4 pages of shaded reference drawings shown above, to use as a guide when creating your beautiful work of art!
Get all 12 pages for just $14.95!
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Save an Additonal 20% On Our Best-Selling,
"Standard Quality" Bottle Gourds
For an Average Of 60% Off!

No Coupon Required!

Our "Standard Quality" gourds already average 50% LESS than Custom Order gourds (which have a high minimum price requirement)! Now for a limited time you can save an additional 20% for a total average savings of 60%!

Bottle Gourd Art by Christy Barajas

Bottle Gourd Art by Gloria Crane

Bottle Gourd Art by Christy Barajas

What's the difference between Premium Quality and Standard Quality gourds? Premium Quality Gourds are top quality gourds with thick, high-quality shells and a shape that is mostly symmetrical without flat spots.

Standard Quality gourds are still great gourds, they just didn't qualify as a Premium gourd because of one or more small issues, such as a lopsided shape, small cracks or shell blemishes. But with a Gourd Stand or a little Wood Texture and Filler and some artistic inspiration they become beautiful art pieces, and they average 30% LESS than Premium Quality gourds!!

"Standard Quality" Canteen Gourds.
Pictured above, a general representation of the shapes of Standard Quality Bottle gourds you will receive.

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"I have to say that of all the gourds I've EVER purchased, Welburn Farm gourds are
THE nicest, thickest, smoothest, most symmetrical (if that's what you're looking for),
& did I mention THICKEST? Super gourds! Thanks so much for all you guys do!
-Cynthia, Picture Rocks Art

Pictured above, a Standard Quality Bottle Gourd (left) was turned into a birdhouse by Christy Barajas (right)!

The Bottle shape is so popular and well-known, it is often the first shape that comes to mind when people think of gourds. Uses for the bottle gourd are nearly endless! Drums, shekeres (a percussion instrument), birdhouses, snowmen, rattles, vases, and more!

The Bottle gourd pre-boxed options all give you an amazing selection of bottle gourds in a wide variety of different bottle shapes. Just choose the sizes that best suit your needs, or order the Mixed Sizes box and get a variety!

This is a rare opportunity to get these fabulous gourds at this amazing discount, so be sure to take advantage of these savings!

Bottle Gourd art by Jordan Straker
Bottle Gourd art by Krystal Garrido

Bottle Gourd Art by Mary Gehley

Get an additional 20% off "Standard Quality"
Bottle Gourds
(a total average savings of 60%)!

No coupon code required! The gourds have already been discounted.

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* Offer not valid with any other offers or coupons.

Create Beautiful Filigree and Fancy Cuts Using the GourdMaster™ Fili-Point Burr!
Reg. $13.49, Just $11.95!

No Coupon Required, the Price has Already Been Reduced!

NEW Fili-Point Burr"The [Fili-Point] burr is awesome! The cutting action is powerful and so smooth, like cutting through butter, so it leaves a clean edge - this means less sanding for me (always a good thing!).  From tiny filigree holes to larger cut-outs, this burr easily does it all!"

"I love that I can just plunge it right into the gourd and it doesn't grab. Because of it's size it fits into tiny corners, so I can cut really intricate shapes."  

- Mary Gehley
(the lovely art piece with red flower, shown in the video below was made by Mary Gehley!)

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Pictured above, gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring
smooth filigree done using the Fili-Point Burr.

Watch the Video Below to See Special
Tips and Tricks On How to Use and Clean Your Fili-Point Burr!

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Click on the video above to see the Fili-Point Burr in Action!

Testimonial by Gloria Crane

Watch the Video Below to See the Amazing Fili-Point Burr in Action!

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Click on the video above to see the Fili-Point Burr in Action!

We named this burr the"Fili-Point" burr because it is designed specifically for creating micro-filigree and large filigree. It is also strong enough to cut through Welburn's famous thick shelled gourds, so you can make intricate cuts, and your own gourd cut-outs!

The Fili-Point burr has a grit coarse enough to cut through thick shells with ease, yet fine enough to leave a nice, smooth finish on the cut line!

The Fili-Point burr is the most popular burr sold by Welburn Gourd Farm. Click on the button below to get your Fili-Point Burr today!

Supplies Limited, Get Your Fili-Point Burr Today!
Reg. $13.49, Just $11.95!
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Gourd Art Classes

Welburn Gourd Farm Classes on DVD

See our complete collection of gourd classes on DVD! Each class on DVD
contains complete step-by-step instruction so you can easily follow along at your own pace!
See our Entire Collection of Gourd Classes on DVD

Free Training
The Beginner's Guide to Gourd Crafting Free e-Book Download

FREE e-Book! An $11.95 Value!
The Beginner's Guide to Gourd Crafting:
How to Select, Cut, Clean, Stain, Wood burn, Paint, Weave, and Decorate Gourds

This book is the best place to start if you're new to the "gourd world." It's filled with practical information that will make the process of getting started with gourds effortless.

Simply click the link below to download and read this e-book now!

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