Jaz Caldwell

“Each gourd is an experiment, and I am usually delighted with the outcome. I hope you enjoy them too!”

“Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I grew up appreciating both the ocean and the mountains, the trees, and sea life. I started learning about sewing, quilts, and fibers at an early age and my love for design was born! While I will always quilt and do other fiber arts, gourds have become my passion… Plants AND power tools! But it wasn’t until we retired and moved to Maui that the interest took root, so to speak.

“I am completely self-taught and continue my education by every means possible. Being easily bored I am both struck by the variety of works that can be done on, in, and with gourds, but I am equally interested in the history of gourds and their various functions. It has become my passion and a full-time job that I love.

“Each work is unique – I do not replicate any piece or design. All the work is done with my hands, a Dremel for carving, a wood-burning set, a sander, and cleaning tools with a hand drill. I use gourd dyes that hold up well in sunlight, though no gourd should be left in direct sun, and other materials to create the look I’m seeking.”

See something in our galleries not shown here? Please email [email protected].

"Sunrise at the Oasis" by Jaz Caldwell

Sunrise At The Oasis – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"The Riverbed" by Jaz Caldwell

The Riverbed – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"Maui Sunset" by Jaz Caldwell

Maui Sunset – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Bubblelator Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE0078

Bubblelator – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Lava Bowl Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE130

Lava Bowl – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

All Points West Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE090

All Points West – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Sharks' Fins Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1293

Sharks’ Fins – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Third Step Prayer by Jaz Staley

Third Step Prayer – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Camouflage Gourd by Jaz Caldwell - JSE0123

Camouflage – OOAK Gourd Sculpture



Carnival II Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1264

Carnival II – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Glorious Goldfish Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1294

Glorious Goldfish – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

"Tangles III" by Jaz Caldwell

Tangles III – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Autumn Inks Gourd by Jaz Staley

Autumn Inks Gourd

Lionfish/Nohu Pinao Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1295

Lionfish/Nohu Pinao – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Wide-eyed Seahorse Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1363

Wide-Eyed Seahorse – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Dolphins Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE124

Dolphins – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Gumtree Shekere Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE111

Gumtree Shekere – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

Deconstructed Whale Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE069

Deconstructed Whale – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"Wingdings" Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE 046

Wingdings Gourd

"Wonky Spirals" Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE009

Wonky Spirals – OOAK Gourd Sculpture

"Ocean to Shore" Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE084

Ocean to Shore – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

Tangles I Quilt Patterned Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE1280

Tangles I – OOAK Quilt Patterned Gourd Sculpture

short wide round hand dyed red bottom with bubble motif tan lid with knife shaped handel and geometric design by Maui local artsit Jaz Staley

Red Geo Gourd

short round hand dyed dark blue inside with bubble motif in four spots on tan and light blue dyed outside and wavy orange designs

Blue and Tan Gourd

tall skinny hand painted light red terra cotta base color gourd with firey red and yellow flames with black flames at the top

Volcano Gourd

tall skiny dark green dyed gourd handpainted with pink and red protea flower with light green leaves

Protea Gourd

tall skinny gourd handpainted base color of chartreuse with handpainted black and light green geometric patterns

Oval Study Gourd

"Desert Shekere" by Jaz Caldwell

Desert Shekere – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"Doodles & Gold" by Jaz Caldwell

Doodles & Gold – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"The Polynesians" by Jaz Caldwell

The Polynesians – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"Monstera IV" by Jaz Caldwell

Monstera IV – OOAK Gourd Sculpture Made In Hawaii

"Shedding Shrimp" Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE061

Shedding Shrimp Gourd

Inca Gold Shekere Gourd by Jaz Staley - JSE092

Inca Gold Shekere Gourd

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