The Gilded Gourd

Cheryl and Paul Hoover are the artists who form The Gilded Gourd. We celebrate the marvelous variety of Cucurbitacea Lagenaria, commonly known as hard-shell gourds. 


Fascinated by the beauty and versatility of gourds since our first introduction to this "canvas" nearly 20 years ago, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellent craftsmanship. We were honored to be accepted as juried members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and maintained that affiliation until we moved to the Midwest. 

Cheryl's appreciation of a variety of media is evidenced in her use of oils, acrylics, pen and ink, fiber coiling, and inlay. ​Paul's work is detailed, precise, and balanced, focusing on pyrography and oils.