Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gourd Vessel Creation

Vessel, Spirit Bottle, made of gourd. Measurements: 8 x 7 x 7 inches. 2003.

Vessel design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Bob Hill. Copyright © 2003 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Little Eden

I moved recently and am thrilled to have a one-bedroom apartment with patio. Hence, I decided to try my hand at gardening. My vision is to create a little Eden where I can work on my gourds and grow some of my own food. I have peppered the patio with ornamental plants and vegetables like tomatoes and strawberries so far. I also ordered some small fruited tiny bottle gourd seeds and am in the process of germinating several of the seeds.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Recently, I was introduced to Ning provides a platform for people to come together online and create networks based on their shared passions. I googled "gourd art ning sites"and low and behold I found After looking over the site, I joined. Check me out at

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gourd Jewelry Creation

Ring, Alice in Wonderland, made of gourd, paperclay and quartz. Measurements: 2 x 2 x 1 1/8 inches. Size: 7 1/2. 2006.

Ring design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2006 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.