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Charlotte's Gourds

Charlotte's Gourds Page 1 (you are on page 1) Egg Gourd Christmas ornaments, Beaded driftwood art, framed driftwood bead art, Gourd pendant/necklaces, Pine neddle basket

Page 2 Legacy page: Gourds and other art by Charlotte, display only



By Charlotte Vincent, Lincoln CA

We have been buying her artistic gourds for many years now.  Her gourds are homegrown and hand crafted.  She displayed her gourds for sale at various gourd shows in the California art & crafts venues.  She has won numerous awards and ribbons for her superlative and detailed work.  Charlotte and Bruce worked together for years up in an airplane doing topographical photography work from the belly of the plane.

She is now retired.  Here are some of her last pieces we are offering for sale.

Below that, we will display the gourds we have purchased from her as other examples of her work.

Charlotte explains:

Gourd garden: The fact that we grew the gourds ourselves helped control their quality. Being able to tend our garden rather than a large crop field, it was not only easy, it was enjoyable.  Not to mention very relaxing and peaceful.  Bruce and I spent many summer evenings in the gourd garden tending to the plants – watering, pinching bugs, you name it.  We called it “peacefully grooming the kids and making loving memories to revisit years in the future.  They are the happiest memories of my life, all those years Bruce and I shared.

I have given away more gourd and driftwood items than I ever sold.  It was only when I discovered gourds and what all could be done to them besides eating.  Then I discovered woodburning at the first October Gourd Festival I went to with Bruce.  He kept saying “you can do that” at each booth.  He bought my first very nice wood burning tools, even though I wasn’t sure if I knew what to do with it.  So I signed up for a class and the “Topographic map maker” Draftsman in me took over.  I ended up teaching what I had learned to others.  That I am proud of.  I tend to get shy about that and called it “sharing”.  It got easier after awhile and did end up fairly good at teaching others what I learned.

The time we spent in our home and in our vegetable garden gave us a place to grow decorative gourds.  It was my only true Home and the time spent there was longer than any other.  We had a Cessna 185 Sky Wagon High wing Tail Dragger for our career of topo mapping.  My job was back of the pilot seat, running a humongous mapping camera.

Charlotte’s Gourds


Medium gourd with neck, made into a vase.

Leaf design around bottom edge, start of neck in oranges, greens and yellows.  Hatchwork design on the neck, balloon design around the top edge in orange.  Two leopard stripes around the base of neck and halfway up.

Three round wood balls for legs.

Measures 10” tall x 6” diameter

Weight: 4.1 ounces

Signed “Charlotte Vincent, H.G. 2015”



Medium gourd with long neck and curled stem, lays on its side

Simple etching of Male and Female Elves with pointed ears in a jungle seting with mushrooms, flowers and leaves

Measures 13” long linear x 4” diameter; measures 21” following the curvature including stem

Weight: 5.2 ounces

Signed “Charlotte Vincent 2003”

$59  SOLD


Round ball gourd with long neck, end of gourd is an orange wood bead, lays on side

Woven white string netting with white glass beads and real cowrie shells, 21 streamers held together with one wood bead, with cowrie shells, white glass beads and orange glass beads

Measures 12” long (linear) x 5” diameter; measures 19” following the curvature.

Weight: 8.2 ounces

Signed “Charlotte Vincent 2005”




Short gourd vase with short neck, stylized geometric feather design looks Native American; green, orange and peach colors; Measures 6” tall x 5” diameter

Signed: Charlotte Vincent H.G.G. 2010

Weight: 1.4 ounces




Gourd candy dish, half gourd, sits on table with three round wood feet.

Outer gourd is a mottled brown and rust color, pattern is natural..

Braided natural cotton cord edging; inside is all vintage buttons, blue-green paua shell, four round paua shell with angelfish on them, center piece is an ocean blue-green dichroic glass cabochon.

Tip of gourd has a brass sea turtle, 8 dangle turquoise wood beads on cotton string.

Measures 10” long x 6-1/2” wide x 3-1/2” tall

Weight: 6.9 ounces

Not signed

$145  SOLD


Burgundy painted double ball gourd, sits on an angle on its own

Woven string netting with natural bone beads and burgundy glass beads.  Bottom is etched decorative wood beads in burgundy and black, and black wooden beads, one spaceship bead in the center

Measures 10” tall including stem x 5-1/4” widest diameter

Weight: 4.9 ounces

Not signed



Dragonfly double ball gourd hanger

Three Wood and glass beads above, with black wire loop, on black iron stand (included)

Single dragonfly etched, with abstract river and land in blue-green and pink-brown colors on bottom, dark brown and teal on top.

Measures 6-1/2” long from top of beads to bottom of gourd x 3-3/4” largest diameter.

Hanger is 11-1/2” tall x 5” diameter base

Signed “Charlotte Vincent 2013”

Weight of gourd: 1.5 ounces; gourd + stand: 5.6 ounces



Hanging gourd with four colorful birds in green, yellow and orange with leaf accent design around; three wood beads on top with gold curly wire hanger; brass stand with oak base (included), made by Bruce

Gourd + 3 beads measures 7-1/2” tall x 4-1/2” diameter across bottom; on hanger it is 12” tall

Signed: “Charlotte Vincent 2013” on bottom

Weight of gourd: 5.7 ounces; gourd + stand = 11.9 ounces



Gourd with natural mottling and color outside, natural “pearling” intact inside.

Beautiful beaded trim with turquoise delica beads and iridescent amber beads; brown wood dangle accent beads on two sides, and tiny dragonfly brass beads hanging off the edges of the beading (six of them)

Weight: 3 ounces

Signed “Charlotte Vincent, Crop 2015”



This is her FIRST gourd button bowl with lid

Covered bowl gourd with lid, geometric Indian design in burgundy and tan on bottom and lid

Bowl and lid are drilled and edged with California pine needles

Inside of bowl and lid are totally covered with vintage buttons

Measures 6-1/4” tall including stem x 4-3/4” diameter

Signed: Charlotte Vincent 2003, Pine needle trim #1

Weight: 6.1 ounces



Medium sized gourd bowl with colorful “stained glass” design geometrics in red, green, blue-green and mottled green-burgundy; yellow bar design edging above and below.

Drilled and grommeted to hold black cotton braided edge around hole; interior is painted black; four streamers coming off the braided edge with ceramic and wood beads

Measures 8-1/2” diameter x 5-1/2” tall

Signed “Charlotte Vincent 2014”

Weight: 10.2 ounces




Medium-small gourd bowl

Gorgeous rust mottled color with hints of red and green, natural pattern of gourd

Drilled around hole with Rawhide braided edging; gourd shard laced to the edge with four streamers of wood beads

Measures 7-1/4” diameter x 5” tall

Signed “Charlotte Vincent 2012” on bottom

Weight: 5.8 ounces




Beautiful emerald green, the pattern is the natural gourd.  Hanger is a curly silver wire.

Silver color beads and filigree cap; faceted green crystal bead on top, synthetic and glass delica bead streamers below

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” x 2-1/4”; full hanging is 8-1/2” long

Weight: 1.5 oz.

Not signed



Sparkle gold oval gourd, pattern is natural; hanger is gold curly wire.

Glass amber/orange beads, brass accent beads, delica streamers on the bottom with more glass & synthetic beads

Gourd itself measures 3” tall x 2” wide; full measurement 8” long

Weight: 1.1 ounces

Not signed



California themed gourd in green and tan showing rainfall and topography map with the word “California” below it.  Green & gold glass accent bead; gold brass & synthetic beads; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” tall x 2-1/4” wide; full measurement 5-1/4” long

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Signed 2015 CV

$39  SOLD


“And the Horse Jumped Over the Moon” themed gourd in subtle tan, blue-green and white.  Jumping horse featured on front with the words on the back.  Milky mauve glass accent beads and iridescent mauve delica bead streamers; gold brass & synthetic beads; wood bead on top; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 4-3/4” tall x 2-1/4” wide; full measurement 8-1/2” long

Weight: 1.1 ounce

Signed: C. Vincent 2020

$45  SOLD


Gossiping friends theme; pattern is the natural gourd; Green/tan washed color, hand painted 2 ladies talking on one side

Spotted glass accent bead; gold brass accent beads; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 3-1/2” tall x 2-3/4” wide; full measurement 4-1/2” long

Weight: 1.0 ounce

Signed: Charlotte Vincent 2015 on back



Graceful Bird themed gourd in black, gourd in metallic copper color; pattern is natural gourd.  Gold brass accent beads accent beads, orange glass leaf bead on bottom; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 3-1/2” tall x 2-1/4” wide; full measurement 7” long

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Signed: Charlotte Vincent 2013



Topo map themed gourd in green, yellow and tan showing patches of crops, tilled land and oat fields.  Green-brown mottled glass beads, wood and brass accent beads; hanger is gold wire loop.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” tall x 2-1/2” wide; full measurement 6” long

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Signed:  C. Vincent around bottom



Petite egg gourd in rich rust color (pattern showing on back is natural), hand painted candle design in red & yellow and green sparkle accents; gold rope painted edges to the design.  Green glass heart bead above;  accent bead; gold brass accent beads; ruby red faceted glass beads on the ends of green delica bead streamers below; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” tall x 1-3/4” wide; full measurement 6-1/2” long

Weight: 0.4 ounce

Signed: C Vincent 2017




Petite egg gourd with Blue-green wash, abstract topo map theme other pattern on gourd is natural.  Turquoise glass accent beads above & below; silver color accent beads, wood bead, green delica bead streamers; hanger is dark silver curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-1/2” tall x 1-5/8” wide; full measurement 7” long

Weight: 0.7 ounce

Not signed.



Petite egg gourd with Native drum & feather design; Rust back; pattern showing is natural.

Green, yellow, rust design with green sparkle outlining and gold rope painted edging on design.  Iridescent faceted glass accent beads; bottom glass bead is a coppery iridescent color; yellow fluted synthetic beads; gold brass accent beads; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” tall x 1-3/4” wide; full measurement 8” long

Weight: 0.5 ounce

Signed: C. Vincent 2017, also 2017 on back of gourd



Puzzle piece themed gourd in mottled green-gold color.  Pattern is the natural gourd; puzzle pieces one side, natural mottling on back, with gold painted band between.  Blue-green glass accent beads, two gold synthetic dragonfly beads; hanger is dark gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” tall x 2” wide; full measurement 5-1/2” long

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Signed: C Vincent 2020 around bottom



Shimmery gold painted gourd with iridescent glitter stars separated by gold braiding dividing gourd in fourths, painted dot edging both sides of braiding; gold brass accent beads and chain streamers; purple glass iridescent bead on top; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-3/4” diameter; full measurement 7” long

Weight: 1.1 ounce

Not signed



Oblong green-rose colored gourd; beautiful pattern is natural gourd; iridescent dot glass accent beads, three sizes of green glass beads, mauve with copper edged glass beads; rectangular iridescent glass streamer beads; silver filigree and faceted copper colored accent beads; two silver colored synthetic dragonfly beads; hanger is dark silver hook.

Gourd itself measures 4” tall x 2” widest; full measurement 9” long

Weight: 1.2 ounce

Not signed



Red Siamese fighting fish themed gourd with blue bubbles; painted tan elsewhere.  Red and green glass accent and brass filigree beads; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 3” tall x 2-1/8” wide; full measurement 6” long

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Not signed



Petite egg gourd in rust-orange to show off the natural pattern of the gourd itself; bright orange dangle glass beads, red wooden bead and red glass delica beads; unusual silver cylinder bead with 4 orange glass delica beads; silver filigree caps; hanger is silver curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 2-7/8” tall x 1-3/4” wide; full measurement is 7” long

Weight: 0.8 once

Not signed



Purple-beet colored gourd with silver sparkle dots; edged in delica bead braid in frosted iridescent beads and shiny iridescent beads; natural mottled pattern of the gourd itself is shown off; dark red wood bead and iridescent faceted glass bead above; frosted red glass bead, synthetic silver dragonfly bead, purple delica bead streamers with iridescent faceted glass bead ends below; hanger is silver curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 3” tall x 2-3/4” wide; full measurement 7-1/2” long

Weight: 1.5 ounce

Signed: 2012 on bottom edge of braid



Double ball shaped gourd with wood-burned Native feather and other abstract markings and buffalo all around; turquoise and brown delica beads strung in a woven pattern around the bottom half; two wooden long beads with Native design and green glass beads hanging off middle; wood spaceship bead on bottom with dangle of brown and green-blue wood bead dangles and green glass beads; two wood accent beads on top; hanger is gold curly wire.

Gourd itself measures 4-3/4” tall x 3-1/2” wide; full measurement 8” long

Weight: 2.8 ounce

Signed: Charlotte Vincent 04, Shekere #1



Egg gourd with topo design etched, in rust with hints of red and blue-green on hanger-stand (included);

Wood and jasper beads above; curly gold wire loop, on brass wire stand with oak base (made by Bruce)

Egg gourd itself is 3-1/8” tall x 1-3/4” widest; on stand it is 8-5/8” tall x 3-3/4” diameter base

Weight: 4.2 ounces

Not signed

$49  SOLD


Egg gourd with sunburst design in blue-green and tan, on hanger wire/stand (included)

Crystal faceted bead, striped glass bead and silver filigree bead accents above and below; curly silver wire loop, silver wire stand on oak base (made by Bruce);

Egg gourd itself measures 3” tall x 1-7/8” wide; on stand it is 7-1/2” tall x 2-3/4” diameter base

Weight: 2.7 ounces

Not signed



Egg gourd- dinosaur “egg” with baby using egg teeth cracking it open; on brass and wood stand by Bruce (included)

In eggshell white color with green dinosaur; black and green bone bead accents above

Egg gourd itself measures 2-1/2” tall x 2-1/4” wide; on stand it is 6-3/4” tall x 2-4/8” diameter base.

Weight: 2.2 ounces

Not signed



Charlotte picked up the driftwood on local beaches in California.

Designed to hang on a wall.


Purple and olive green wool woven design with gold thread, two fabric pattern beads with green glass bead ends nestled in the middle of the pattern.  Gold wire hanger on back top.

Measures 11-3/4” long x 1-5/8” widest x ¾” thick

Weight: 1.9 ounces

Signed (wood burned): C. Vincent ’08 #8



Turquoise wool woven design with copper curly wire accents, three dangles of wood & copper beads and turquoise delica beads; one iridescent blue-yellow bead affixed with copper on top; Copper wire hanger on back top.

Measures 8” long x 1-1/2” widest x 1” thick

Weight: 1.9 ounces

Signed (etched): Charlotte Vincent 2012



Green, yellow orange & mixed color sparkly wool woven design with green curly wire accents, one green glass bead with iridescent delica beads above & below it; Green wire hanger on back top.

Measures 11” long x 1-1/2” widest x 1/2” thick

Weight: 1.0 ounces

Signed (etched): C. Vincent #17





Rust, green, orange wool & mixed color sparkly knitted design with green wire accents, two ivory colored bone bead accents; Green wire hanger on back top.

Measures 5-3/4” long x 1-5/8” widest x 1” thick

Weight: 1.2 ounces

Signed (etched): C. Vincent #8




Shades of blue from dark teal to seafoam; off-white woven striped design with silver wire accents, long teal beads and teal glass rectangular beed and bronze colored textured beads; Silver wire hanger on back top.

Measures 10-1/4” long x 1-1/2” widest x 5/8” thick

Weight: 1.1 ounces

Signed (etched): C Vincent #16



Long driftwood “Whale” sits on table balanced nicely.

Woven grays and blue threads with copper curly wire attaching it, is 7-1/2” long x 1” wide, curly copper extends the design to 10-1/4” long.

Driftwood measures 14-1/2” long following the curvature x 1-1/4” wide x 1-1/2” tall

Weight: 3.4 ounces

Signed: “C. Vincent #13”



Hand Knitted designs on found wood pieces, framed wall art


Peacock blue, turquoise blue and teal with mixed color segments, woven wool design with green curly wire accents, on found wood piece.  Feather accents, burlap backing, brown wood frame.

Measures 8-1/2” tall x 6-1/4” wide x ½” thick

Weight: 6 ounces

Signed: C. Vincent on bottom edge of found wood



Shades of rust, natural oatmeal, brown, and mixed sparkly wool, woven wool design with gold curly wire accents and gold color beads, gold thread, on found sliced wood piece with natural raw edge.  Ivory colored natural bone bead accents, bronze colored beads and iridescent amber colored glass delica beads, burlap backing, blonde and burgundy colored wood frame.

Measures 11-1/2” tall x 5-5/8” wide x 3/8” thick

Weight: 5.9 ounces

Signed: C. Vincent on bottom edge of found wood





Shades of green and rust knitted wool design with copper curly wire accents, strip of skewer wood along bottom; natural bone bead on top; green glass bead, copper beads, green and orange delica bead accents and dangles.  Feather accents, natural color canvas background, brown etched wood frame.

Measures 13” tall x 10” wide x 7/8” thick

Weight: 11.2 ounces

Not signed




Oval piece of gourd shard made into a pendant in tan with green colors

Etched “Pueblo Design” “Shumpori Rains” with Native Rain God abstract image etched on it

Pendant measures 3-1/2” long x 3” wide x ¼” thick,

Braided cotton braiding edge, burlap backing; concave on back

On 24” handmade necklace of stone limpet shaped green shell beads, brown round wood beads, delica beads in iridescent green and matte black; loop formed on one end from the beads, and a black lobster claw closure on the other side

Weight: 1.0 ounce

Signed: C.V. on front bottom right



Gourd pendant/necklace

Gourd pendant is orange with short neck, gold brass filigree cap on top and bottom, with woven netting like an ocean buoy; measures 2” tall x 1-5/8” diameter,
on necklace 28” long that slips over your head (no clasp closure needed) made of wooden heishi, beads, wood round beads, orange glass beads and amber heishi beads.

Weight: 0.8 ounce

Not signed




California Pine needled wrapped and woven with burgundy thread;

Wooden cutout circle with floral design on the bottom

Measures 6-1/4” diameter x 2-3/4” tall

Weight: 3.9 ounces

Not signed


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