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Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Gourd Bowl Workshop

Gourd Bowl Workshop with Urthen
Sunday, November 25, 2018
11AM-2PM
at
Moon Wind Trading Co.
1141B Old Woman Springs Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
www.moonwindtradingco.com

Gourds are a vegetable from the squash family, that once dried form hard shelled walls and act similar to wood. The specific species of “bottle/calabash gourds” (Lagenaria Siceraria) has had numerous uses throughout human history all around the world as utensils, tools, birdhouses, stringed musical instruments, rattles, drums, and more. Through the process of carving, gourds can become vessels to hold food, water, and intention.

Vessel: A hollow container used for holding liquids or other contents; a person into whom some quality is infused or received. A vessel is not just something waiting to be filled defined by its negative space, but rather a conduit for energy or transportation. Vessels carry important fluids throughout our bodies, giving us our life force. As humans we are vessels, taking in the world through our senses both seen and unseen. We have the ability to channel ideas, create, express. We have the power to choose what goes into our bodies, both physical food and food for thought. What are you a vessel for? What are you calling in right now?

During this hands-on workshop, we will be cultivating conversation on vessels, and you will learn the process of cutting, carving, and sanding a dried gourd into a finished bowl. You will walk away with one 6” bowl loving grown at Welburn Gourd Farm, that will be food safe and ready to eat out of afterwards.

Class fee is $45 and tickets can be here to secure your spot. An email confirmation will be sent after purchase but no printed ticket is necessary for the workshop. Your name will be added to our participant list. Hope you’ll join us for this special event!

Below are some scenes from my last workshop in September 2018

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Gourd Bowl Workshop with Urthen

Gourd Bowl Workshop with Urthen
Sunday, September 30, 2018
11AM-2PM
Private Residence
Joshua Tree, CA

Gourds are a vegetable from the squash family, that once dried form hard shelled walls and act similar to wood. The specific species of “bottle/calabash gourds” (Lagenaria Siceraria) has had numerous uses throughout human history all around the world as utensils, tools, birdhouses, stringed musical instruments, rattles, drums, and more. Through the process of carving, gourds can become vessels to hold food, water, and intention.

Vessel: A hollow container used for holding liquids or other contents; a person into whom some quality is infused or received. A vessel is not just something waiting to be filled defined by its negative space, but rather a conduit for energy or transportation. Vessels carry important fluids throughout our bodies, giving us our life force. As humans we are vessels, taking in the world through our senses both seen and unseen. We have the ability to channel ideas, create, express. We have the power to choose what goes into our bodies, both physical food and food for thought. What are you a vessel for? What are you calling in right now?

During this hands-on workshop, we will be cultivating conversation on vessels, and you will learn the process of cutting, carving, and sanding a dried gourd into a finished bowl. You will walk away with one 6” bowl loving grown at Welburn Gourd Farm, that will be food safe and ready to eat out of afterwards.

Class fee is $45-please email me to register at info@urthenware.com

Hope you’ll join us for this special event!

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Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Mexican Pottery Class // 2

CACTUS MART presents MEXICAN POTTERY CLASS
with local MASTER SCULPTOR & CERAMICIST: Steve NVitzke

Class will be held April 16, 2016 from 12-2PM during CACTUS FEST 2016!

Caitlin will be assisting Steve teaching the basic beginner technique of creating pinch pots. Pinch pots are often the first introduction into working with clay for many people. From simple to complex, you don't need any fancy equipment-just your hands! $55 fee includes all materials (with $15 extra fee for glaze). Register and secure your spot now: call us at 760-363-6976 or email thecactusmart@aol.com for more info

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