Paul R. Buhrmester has a love of gourds that reaches all the way from growing to creating. He finds the fact that he can grow his own material or canvas inspirational in itself.
Paul’s process always begins with the gourd. The size, shape, feel, thickness, and color all come together to inspire his imagination. As a self-taught pyrographer, he has experimented with using various wood burning techniques, in addition to carving and cutting to create designs.
Paul enjoys making the most of each different piece. Sometimes a project calls for a certain type of gourd and other times a gourd will call for a certain type of project.
Paul has exhibited in local juried art shows and in 2014 he was juried in the Kentucky Crafted Program.
Paul’s gourd work can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.