Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma USING VARIOUS TOOLS, SAWS, DRILLS,WOODBURNER, CLAY AND PAINTS THE GOURD IS TRANSFORMED INTO AN ART SCULPTURE. ARTIST MAKES CLOCKS, CUPS, PURSES, ORNAMENTS AND FINE ART OBJECTS FROM PREMIUM HARD SHELLED GOURDS.

LIVING IN THE SOUTHWEST FOR 26 YEARS, GAVE CEIL THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE DIFFERENT ART FORMS USING THE SHAPES AND BUTTERY SKINS OF THE MAGICAL GOURD, MUCH LIKE WORKING ON WOOD AND CANVAS AT THE SAME TIME CREATING 3-D ART SCULPTURES AFTER TAKING LESSONS FROM WELL-KNOWN GOURD ARTISTS IN ARIZONA, SHE OPENED THE CAREFREE GOURD GALLERY IN CAREFREE ARIZONA OFFERING CLASSES AND SELLING AT JURIED FINE ART SHOWS. CEIL WILL REOPEN FOR CLASSES IN AGAWAM IN MARCH 2014 AT THE STUDIO IN AGAWAM.

Saw a hawk playing with a snake in the woods next to my yard, so this was the inspiration for Harry the Hawk.  I think h...
03/31/2020

Saw a hawk playing with a snake in the woods next to my yard, so this was the inspiration for Harry the Hawk. I think he finally did get the snake!

Another Chop Stix this one is green. The top is eggshells with a copper pipe and "chop stix" inserted

Trying to stay creative and busy!

03/18/2020

As of this post all my shows and engagements are cancelled. Keeping busy with new gourd designs so I will be ready when all this craziness subsides and the World gets back to normal!😉

Blue Feathers Gourd vase  sitting on a antler .....finally finished
02/28/2020

Blue Feathers Gourd vase sitting on a antler .....finally finished

02/22/2020

On Sunday, March 15th, 2020 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm I will be in the Women's Craft Celebration at the POND HOUSE AT ELIZABETH PARK ASYLUM AVENUE WEST HARTFORD CT on Facebook.com/womenscraftcelebration

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo
02/22/2020

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo
02/15/2020

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo
02/15/2020

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo

Enjoyed teaching at the "WOW"  Westfield Creative Art Center on Thursday.  These ladies did a great job on their Gourd G...
02/09/2020

Enjoyed teaching at the "WOW" Westfield Creative Art Center on Thursday. These ladies did a great job on their Gourd Globes.

Another set of 6 cleaned Welburn people gourds.  3- 3.9" dia 9-14" tall .  $15.00 for the group plus shipping.  I accept...
02/02/2020

Another set of 6 cleaned Welburn people gourds. 3- 3.9" dia 9-14" tall . $15.00 for the group plus shipping. I accept credit cards. e mail [email protected]

Destashing some gourds:  #2 -Set of 6 cleaned Welburn people gourds PM me if interested $2.50 each selling as a group fo...
02/02/2020

Destashing some gourds: #2 -Set of 6 cleaned Welburn people gourds PM me if interested $2.50 each selling as a group for $15.00 plus shipping I have credit card availability

Finished the "Zebra" no official name yet
01/21/2020

Finished the "Zebra" no official name yet

12/24/2019

happy holiday's to family and friends who have supported me during 2019

Two gourds were entered in the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans show at the Agawam Library this week.  This is the ...
12/08/2019

Two gourds were entered in the Agawam Community Artists and Artisans show at the Agawam Library this week. This is the Annual Juried Holiday Show at the Library. Stop by the library and check it out.

I love the word "sold" . I entered  "the  Wild Carp of Salmon Brook" at the Granby Land Trust Show at the Lost Acres Vin...
12/08/2019

I love the word "sold" . I entered "the Wild Carp of Salmon Brook" at the Granby Land Trust Show at the Lost Acres Vineyard in N Granby, notified today that it sold Thank you

11/28/2019

Two more gourds were sold at the Earth and Fire Gallery in Essex Ct this week!!!☺️

11/22/2019

Lecture for the East Longmeadow Garden Club yesterday. Nice group of Ladies

thank you

Two new students this week at the studio .....great job for first timers!
11/22/2019

Two new students this week at the studio .....great job for first timers!

11/15/2019

I will be showing at Open studio hartford on Saturday and Sunday this weekend at union station. 11 am to 5 pm each day.🥰

today I will be bringing some ornaments to the Arts Center East Holiday Faire, Vernon Ct.  Show runs through November 26...
11/11/2019

today I will be bringing some ornaments to the Arts Center East Holiday Faire, Vernon Ct. Show runs through November 26th.

Recently entered the Scantic River Artists show and won 1 st Place in Sculpture - Gourds for "Springtime."  This is the ...
11/06/2019

Recently entered the Scantic River Artists show and won 1 st Place in Sculpture - Gourds for "Springtime." This is the 2nd time this cut out tulip gourd has won 1st place in a show. !
Also, today I found out that I have been accepted into the Granby Land Trust Show for the "Wild Carp of Salmon Brook. Reception and awards are Thursday November 7th.

Displaying some holiday gourd ornaments recently finished for the Holiday Season.
10/25/2019

Displaying some holiday gourd ornaments recently finished for the Holiday Season.

Just finished two Chop Stix oriental  inspired gourds.  Both will be going to Seabury Center in Bloomfield to replace 2 ...
10/25/2019

Just finished two Chop Stix oriental inspired gourds. Both will be going to Seabury Center in Bloomfield to replace 2 other Chop Stix that have been sold!!!

A recent article was pubished in the Hartford Courant by Arts Center East in Ct. in their monthly Spotlight."Artist Memb...
10/17/2019

A recent article was pubished in the Hartford Courant by Arts Center East in Ct. in their monthly Spotlight.

"Artist Member Spotlight-Ceil Rossi"
Ceil Rossi is perhaps one of the more nontraditional artists members at Arts Center East. Ceil's medium of choice is gourds,"natures pottery". She has been a gourd artist for fourteen years. Ceil has shown her work recently at Arts Center East in the "Animalia" Exhibit and the 8th Annual Artists Members Exhibit. While she is a juried artist in Arizona, due to the scarcity of gourd artists in New England, she is unable to be a juried artist here. But that has not discouraged Ceil from continuing her passion and teaching others.

"Since returning to Western New England 7 years ago, I have changed the type of art that I design. I no longer design Western themes".

The paints that Ceil uses are transparent ink dyes, you can see the mottled skin of the gourd. "You don't want to cover up the skin of the gourd with heavy acrylic paint because it's part of the beauty of the gourd,"says Ceil.

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10/03/2019

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo

On Saturday and Sunday October 5th and 6th 10:00 am- 5:00 pm . The Carefree Gourd Gallery will be at KRINGLE CANDLE IN B...
09/30/2019

On Saturday and Sunday October 5th and 6th 10:00 am- 5:00 pm . The Carefree Gourd Gallery will be at KRINGLE CANDLE IN BERNARDSTON, MA. Their annual art and craft show will be held in the BARN on the property next to the restaurant.
Please join us.

IN AND OUT took 2nd place today at the Monson "Blue" pop-up showThis is a fully carved gourd with gold fish swimming in ...
09/22/2019

IN AND OUT took 2nd place today at the Monson "Blue" pop-up show
This is a fully carved gourd with gold fish swimming in and out of the reeds. Ink dyed in blue,gold and green metallic with gold foil on the rim

Latest gourd: Gourd topped with  copper ornament encasing  a antler,finished with patina.  Metallic blue painted feather...
07/03/2019

Latest gourd: Gourd topped with copper ornament encasing a antler,finished with patina. Metallic blue painted feathers, on an attached pine stand studded with turquoise beads

06/11/2019

On Saturday June 15th I will be exhibiting at The Makers Market Craft Show at the Big E in West Springfield. This is a small craft show of handcrafted, handmade, artisan crafts. The exhibit will take place in the Village from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. rain or shine

Notice that it would be on June 11 is incorrect.

05/18/2019

Entering a new relationship with Earth and Fire Art Studio Main Street in Essex Ct. Dropping art off next week! "Anticipation of Summer" is the new show just in time for the busy tourist and boating season.

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05/01/2019

Carefree Gourd Gallery, Agawam Ma's cover photo

I had a great time with  folks from Columbia, Ct today.  They all did a fabulous job on the bowl gourds,  none of them h...
04/30/2019

I had a great time with folks from Columbia, Ct today. They all did a fabulous job on the bowl gourds, none of them had ever used ink dyes before. They chose great colors and blended them all perfectly. Thanks for a really nice day

These lovely 9" bowl gourds will be heading to Columbia, Ct in the morning for a class I will be teaching. Check finishe...
04/28/2019

These lovely 9" bowl gourds will be heading to Columbia, Ct in the morning for a class I will be teaching. Check finished projects on Tuesday

04/20/2019

I will be at The House Of Art , Main St Monson April 20th, 2019 from 1-4:00 pm artists will be demonstrating their art process. You can visit the current show, free.

Apple Blossom Time and Turtle Bolero judged into Arts Center East, Vernon, Ct. latest exhibition.
04/14/2019

Apple Blossom Time and Turtle Bolero judged into Arts Center East, Vernon, Ct. latest exhibition.

04/14/2019

The gourds "Turtle Bolero" , "Koi Pool" and "Apple Blossom time" have all been accepted into the Arts Center East Show in Vernon Ct.

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Agawam, MA
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413 207-1247

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FROM FIELD TO FINE ART

Living in Arizona for over 26 years, I discovered gourds, “the art of the southwest.” I attended a gourd festival in San Diego, Ca. and found these raw beauties. Their buttery skin and wood like texture presented a unique canvas just waiting to be explored. After taking some lessons from well known gourd artisits in Arizona and California, I was hooked.

Recently, I returned to Western Massachusetts, Agawam, and have participated in many fine art juried shows.

I teach at my studio in Agawam. Come and enjoy a fun and tranquil day. Let out your creative inner spirit!

I also lecture on the history, culture and art of gourds. Learn how gourds were used in many cultures as musical insturments, storage, religious ceremonies and today as fine art. This is a great lecture for garden clubs, art clubs and retirement centers.

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