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Claudette Hart in her shop.
Claudette Hart in her shop.

The joy of gourds

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Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns are a big part of the Halloween season. What about carving gourds? Long-time Canadian artist Claudette Hart began with watercolors and pottery. But about six years ago she discovered the fun of turning gourds into art. Now her home studio is one of the stops in an Ontario arts destination and she's become known as "The Gourd Lady of Merrickville." Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin got a studio tour that included the backyard gourd shed to hear more about the possibilities contained in all those wonderful shapes.

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Lucy Martin
Ottawa Correspondent

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