Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Gourding 101 & Much More

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Pamela Rothermund

Sunday, September 16

1/2 Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Class description

Are you new to the world of gourds? Are you wondering where you should start? Do you feel there has to be a better and easier way to clean, choose and design on gourds?  Would you like to have more ideas of what products to use and where to purchase them? This class will answer these questions and much more.


I will share my experience with you and help make your gourding experience easier.  I will bring tools that I use in gourding and explain their uses. You will have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with cutting and carving the rim, learning easy ways to clean and prepare the inside of a gourd, transferring a design on to the gourd, wood burning the design, learning how to blend alcohol inks, learning how to use transparent acrylics, learning how to create interesting rim treatments, learning whether to mask or not to mask and so much more.


I will provide everything including handouts for this class and as a bonus, you will create a refrigerator magnet or ornament to take home with you.


Walk-ins will be accepted if the class is not full.

What you are required to bring

Each student is required to bring the following items to class:

  • Just bring yourself and a work apron (Nevada Gourd Society has beautiful work aprons for sale at their booth.)

About the instructor

After retirement in 2015, Pam started teaching gourd art in Southern and Northern Nevada. She says the finished gourd is always a thrill because sometimes the end product is not what you had in mind. The gourd guides and talks to you. She also teaches wire wrapping of gemstones and does incorporate her gemstones in many of her pieces.

Questions about this class?

Pamela Rothermund can be contacted at or 702-630-2772