Welcome to GourDesigns!

10 Mar


GourDesigns is a business created out of my home in central Illinois. Using an assortment of shapes and sizes, I design special pieces applying a variety of techniques.  I have taken an occasional class but am mostly self-taught.  The most unique pieces are the lampshades I create.  Contact me to find out how you can get one of these beautiful gourds to display in your home or visit us at one of our upcoming shows.

We are proud members of the American Gourd Society and the Show Me Gourd Society..



Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Welcome to GourDesigns!

  1. gourdesigns

    June 29, 2014 at 2:14 am


    Our e-mail address is


    Debbie Wiles

  2. Peggy

    July 25, 2019 at 2:24 am

    I stopped by your booth at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival. I was interested in the small gourd which had monarch butterflies on it. It was $60.00. You gave me your card but I missed it. I know that you said you would need to check to see if you had any small gourds left. You did say you might be able to create large gourd at $75-80 range.
    Thank you,

    • gourdesigns

      July 25, 2019 at 2:37 am

      Hi Peggy, Yes I remember our conversation at Sugar Creek. I actually had been working on a butterfly bowl Saturday there, but on Sunday I left it in the van. I almost ran after you to tell you that, but it was too hot for that. I have all the woodburning done on it and ready to dye it. So if you are still interested, it could be yours for $75 (and we charge an $8.00 flat shipping rate). It is just a bit bigger than the one with the blue butterflies you saw….but a really nice size. If you want to give me a call that would be great. 217-234-7229 or cell 217-273-6298. Thanks, Debbie Wiles


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