Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

Palm Seed Stem Wall Basket

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Jelena Clay

Friday, September 13

Half Day

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Class description

Students will create these artistic wall pockets made from palm inflorescence and reed. The pockets will be created using a mold and will have a defined shape. We will make the molds in class for students to keep for future projects. This technique can be used with other materials and branches. It is very natural but refined in shape which makes them very appealing. We will have color choices available in class to apply.

This class is for all levels of gourders.

I will supply palm inflorescence, reed, dyes, hanger.

NOTE: Due to early travel arrangements that Jelena must make to teach at our festival, the class cancellation cut-off date is August 1, 2019.

What you are required to bring


About the instructor

Jelena Clay is a mixed media artist that resides in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. She is the daughter of Serbian emigrants and was raised in Saratoga, California. At 20 years old she relocated to the islands and has called it home for over 30 years. Jelena works primarily with gourds and creates gourd, mixed media sculptures and oil paintings relating to the Island flora and culture. Jelena has worked with the hula arts community for many years. The Hawaiian culture is deeply rooted in nature which is her primary influence, and her work is a culmination of her island experiences and knowledge.

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