November 19, 2019 - February 15, 2020
Miner obtains all of her guards from Southern California, as the walls are much thicker than Michigan gourds. The thicker walls allow for the masterful open designs you see in her pieces, as seen with The Mighty Oak.
For the specific design of each piece, Miner allows the gourd to take the lead. Playing with the shape and natural markings created by mold during the drying process, each piece is one of a kind. After a design is lightly sketched onto the gourd, the gourd can then be wood burned, carved, painted, or whatever Miner is inspired to do!