Cultures from arid regions often associated gourds with water, and they appear in many creation myths. Since the beginning of their history, they have had a multitude of uses, including food, kitchen tools, toys, musical instruments and decoration. Today, gourds are commonly used for a wide variety of crafts, including jewelry, furniture, dishes, utensils and a wide variety of decorations using carving, burning and other techniques.

Artist: Kathy S

Kathy is a native of Seattle WA.  She and her husband, Dave, moved to Tucson four years ago to retire.   She worked in the dental and accounting field for 40 years.  Arts and crafts  have always been a big part of her life,  After going to a  fair in GV featuring gourds, the gourds called to her.  After a couple of classes, the passion bloomed.  Living in SW Tucson,  the gallery was a perfect fit.  

Artist: Mary Jo Wasco

Calligrapher, painter, card designer, book artist. I am a retired art teacher and I produce work in a variety of media. I am always anxious to try new things.

Artist: Sandy Czachor