Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Fancy Bowl

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Janice Reich

Friday, September 10

Full Day

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Class description

Take home a beautiful bowl to decorate your table or mantle place. You'll be designing your own shaped bowl using cutting, carving and inlaying techniques. Follow up with a nice rim treatment & an added focal embellishment to complete your bowl.

This class is for all levels of gourders.

I will supply a prepped and cleaned gourd, jigsaw, Dremel tool with bits, horsehair, sea grass, waxed linen, needles, assorted dyes, pencils, tutorial, sealant, latex gloves and will have extra tools available for use. 

What you are asked to bring

  • Wood burner
  • A focal embellishment or stone or pendant of your choice
  • A pre- strung length of beads approximately 18" to 24" in length
  • Dremel type tool with ball bits, various sizes
  • Jig saw with blade
  • Scissors
  • Assortment of small files
  • Masking tape
  • Hair dryer or heat tool
  • Dust mask
  • Eye protection
  • Apron

Class Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel this class, you MUST contact us before September 1, 2021 in order to receive a refund. Note that NGS will withhold $10 per cancelled class to cover processing fees. To cancel, call Patti Jo Newsom @ 817-917-7873 or email
If a class does not meet the minimum number of students by the class cancellation cut-off date, the class will be cancelled, you will be contacted, and your full registration fee will be refunded.

About the instructor

Janice's journey into art began late in life, but with a BAM! when she encountered her first gourd, a Mayan drum. Her interest grew in this odd, dried plant. Initially self-taught, Janice has continually added to her skills and knowledge by seeking out classes from some of the best in the field of both gourd art and other mediums. The composite of all these experiences is evident in her unique vision and attention to detail. 

Questions about this class?

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