Sunday, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Graham Ottoson

Skill Level: Beginner

Cost: $40

Create a design with light! In this project, small electric drills are used to make lots and lots of tiny holes in a prepared (dried, cleaned, stained, waxed) gourd. Add glass beads for color if you like. Graham will share a little bit about gourd growing and history,


Supplies to Bring

All supplies provided by the instructor.

Class Size

Minimum: 4, Maximum: 12

About the Instructor: Graham Ottoson

Graham Ottoson grows gourds and turns them into lamps, vessels, boxes, and more at Gourdlandia, just outside Ithaca. She’s been doing this for 10 years. Before that, she was a midwife in the Ithaca area for 25 years. You can visit her online at