Tilly the Tortoise


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Notice: sales have been suspended, as the 2020 Gourd Art Festival has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID orders.

Create this cute little tortoise with a textured shell that is also three dimensional. Have fun working with an epoxy clay using a template. Then add filigree on each side of the gourd that matches the pattern of the tortoise shell. Learn how to make your own mold to form the butterfly.

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Olive Moore

Class Date

Saturday, September 5th

Class time

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Skill Level


Gourd Included?


Provided Materials

Gloves, Patterns, Sealing Top Coat, Surface Materials

Required Materials

Carver, Clean Gourd, Dust Mask, Heat Gun, Paint Brushes, Pencil & Eraser, Scissors, Spear or Skew Pen for Wood Burner, Wood Burner (with tips)

Gourd Notes

Your gourd should be an 8-9" canteen or tall gourd, opened, cleaned, and painted black inside