About Dani Montoya

I have been working with gourds for over 5 years and have sold a good share of them which thrills me to death. Many times I hear customers and admirers that they would like to do this too, so I am compiling this website in the spirit of sharing my gifts and helping you learn. If there is something specific you want to learn about gourds drop me an email. I would love to hear from you.

10 ways to clean a stubborn gourd

Gourd with white waxy film

Have you ever had a gourd that was covered in a white, waxy substance and you just could not get that stuff off? In preparation for an upcoming class I needed 13 medium bottle gourds so I decided to order … Continue reading →

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Weaving a rim with Hong Kong Grass

Hong Kong Grass Gourd Rim Step 7

I was flipping through the pictures on my phone the other afternoon and found a really nice surprise. I had photographed my entire process when I weaved a Hong King Grass Rim on a gourd. Since I will be teaching … Continue reading →

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Inspiration often comes from other art forms

Sgraffito Gourd Art

Sometimes an inspiration hits us from unlikely sources but when they do Magic Happens. While working on a gourd that was to be the example for a fall leaf class I gave last October I wanted to find a nice … Continue reading →

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