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Gourds by Booker

Custom Gourds and Gourd Handbags by Booker Preston

Booker Preston - Custom Gourd Art CarvingBooker Preston began carving gourds several years ago after attending a  Gourd Fair in Fallbrook, CA.

Booker is a semi-retired podiatrist who now spends his free time carving amazing custom gourds and making custom handbags from them.  He uses the high-speed drill to create his award-winning gourds.

Booker’s work has appeared in juried art shows in Southern California, Arizona, and Utah and he has also done commissioned art work.

Booker has just been featured in the Orange County News and is going to attend the Art-A-Fair this summer.

The article is below for you to read.

If you haven’t seen Booker’s Gourds – You are in for a real treat.


Here’s a sneak preview of what you will see if you visit Booker’s Web Site.

Custom Gourd Handbag by Booker Preston

See more of Booker’s Custom Gourd Art at Gourds By Booker.com.


Read the article about Booker that was recently published by The Orange County News below.

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News Article about Booker

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Learn more about Art-A-Fair Here.

Visit Gourds By Booker – Booker’s Website – to see more of Booker’s Custom Gourd Art.


Booker’s willingness to share his talents with our network of artisans makes him a valuable member of The I&E Network. Booker is always willing to share what he learns and help others achieve success in their own artwork.

Thanks to Booker for being a valuable part of The I&E Network.


Don’t Forget to let Booker know what you think of his work.

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4 Responses to Gourds by Booker

  1. Jo April 12, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    Totally amazing. Beautiful work.

  2. carol mckenzie April 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Love what is shown here–that’s what I call carving! Good techniques and lovely designs. Will want to learn more from Booker and plan to keep him in mind for future information. Thanks so much.

  3. Ray Shaver (NC) April 15, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    Wow ! Everyone be sure to go to bookers website and check the video ! Nice! ! ! ! That is about the slickest video I have seen on anyone website.
    Smooth,great music and to the point! Shows your love for working with Gourds
    Great Job !

  4. Connie Spicer April 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Booker, I hope you’ll consider doing some YouTube training videos. These gourds are really wonderful and I’d love to see your technique. Thanks!