• Award for Excellence in Gourd Artistry
  • AGS Constitution 2015
  • Photo gallery
  • Jim Story Award
  • AGS Judging
  • International gourd photos 
  • Identify this gourd?
  • Submit your Tutorial!
  • JOIN the AGS
  • List of upcoming shows
  • About the Gourd Magazine


    Winter 2015 issue
            The American Gourd Society promotes interest in all activities relating to gourds: cultivation and artistic shape manipulation, historical uses, gourd show competition, craftwork, and artistic decoration. The links on this page should help you find information and resources that will help you learn more about gourds. 
         Need tips on how to organize an active group of gourd enthusiasts in your area? Does your state have an AGS Chapter?-- if not, see how you can start one!  Read our suggestions about working safely with gourds. 

    Can you identify the artist of this lidded bowl? Do you know its history?
    We post photos sent to us by members requesting any information. 
    Look at our ???Identify??? page to see if you can help. 
    To  identify this gourd or any listed on the ID page, e-mail, and your comments
    will be sent to the person who sent us the photo.

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