In this workshop with noted gourd artist Sue Brogdon, students fashion a truly unique vessel featuring cutouts accented with strips of copper or hammered aluminum, set against an alcohol ink or dye ink finish. Beginning with instruction in the design and cutting of the basket weave section of the gourd, participants move on to color application, utilizing embossing powder to compliment the metal. To complete the look, students couch the area below the rim, finishing with a simple lashing stitch and attaching beads to conceal drill holes and adding a center focal point fashioned of metal or sea grass. Please bring latex or plastic gloves, heat tool (if you have one), scissors, wire cutter, old towel and a bucket. Instructor provides a cleaned and prepped medium-sized round gourd, dye and alcohol inks, sealant, black sea grass, copper and aluminum strips, copper wire, needle and beads.