Elegant Custom Gourd Art

By Kelly Cedeño

I am a custom gourd artist and sole proprietor of Cielito Lindo Designs LLC located in Cerrillos, New Mexico. I create and
provide my customers with unique and intricately designed gourd artwork. I participate in various art shows throughout the
year in New Mexico and surrounding areas and have received various awards for my work.

Custom Gourd Artwork

My love for gourd art started approximately ten years ago. It was in 2014 when I established
my business. Passionate about art, I create and design unique custom gourd art including:

  • Masks
  • Candle Holders

  • Decorative Bowls
  • Bird Houses

  • Rain Sticks
  • Thunder Gourds

Distinct Designs and Styles 

No two pieces are exactly alike as I make sure that my products have individualized look. They feature various designs and patterns such as:

  • Animal Motifs
  • Bead Work
  • Filigree Work
  • Floral

  • Inlay Materials
  • Marine Motifs
  • Patinas
  • Pine Needle Weaving

  • Reed Weaving
  • Relief Carving 
  • Southwest Imagery
  • Twisted Paper

I believe each gourd exhibits unique characteristics and requires many hours of preparation and work. My goal is to capture and utilize each gourd’s curves, shapes, and natural tones to bring out its natural beauty.

Educational Background

I received an AS degree in Education from Prince George’s Community College in Bowie, Maryland and a BS degree in Visual Communications from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. In the latter, I was employed as a Senior Graphic Designer until I retired.

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