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We have reopened the studio to the public!

However, we ask that you wear a mask while in the studio for the safety of our

clients and customers as well as the Cielito Lindo Design staff.

Studio Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday - Tuesday: Closed


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 clients and 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

I create and design many unique and creative gourd art pieces. Some examples are listed below.

  • Decorative Bowls
  • Vases
  • Candle Holders
  • Oil Lamps

  • Bird Feeders
  • Thunder Gourds
  • Gourd Lamps
  • Rain Sticks

  • Masks
  • Spirit Dolls
  • Miniatures

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 Imagery
  • Inlay Materials

  • Patina Treatments
  • Contemporary Motifs
  • Southwest Imagery
  • Leather Strapping/Braiding
  • Pine Needle Weaving

  • Reed Weaving
  • Twisted Paper Weaving
  • Relief Carving
  • Use of Cruelty Free Feathers
  • Micro Bead Work

Educational Background

I received an AS degree in Special 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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