jsjohnstonwSusan and her husband Jack retired to the area in 2004. Jack is a retired Submariner and Susan a retired teacher. They have been “tinkering” with crafts and word-working for the past 45 years. In the early 2000’s, they were owners of a crafts store and enjoyed making various items to sell.

Susan enjoys every aspect of working with gourds; from talking with gourd farmers to choosing, cleaning and preparing them for use. She most enjoys enhancing the natural beauty of the gourd and using its shape to dictate its final design.

She uses leather dyes and waxes to color and finish the gourds.

 

 sjgfwreath1w
 sjsgfoodbowl3w

 jjbearhpotw
Vine Wreath w/ Gourd Leaves
9"dia
25.00
Small Gourd Food Bowl
5.5"dia
15.00
Bear & Honey Pot
11"W
15.00

 sjdogwoodarrangew
 sjgoldfishornw sjdottedgourdw 
Dogwood Gourd Arrangment
9.5"H
25.00
Goldfish Ornament
3"L
8.00
Dotted Gourd Vase
9.5"H
25.00
sjsgfoodbowl1w sjlgfruitbowlw   sjlilypadarrangew
Small Gourd Food Bowl
5"dia
15.00
 Large Gourd Fruit Bowl w/ Fruit
13.5"dia
50.00
 Lily Pad Arrangement
4.5"H
25.00
jjpdchickornw sjsgcatgourdw  sjrockgardenarrangew 
Polka Dot Chicken Ornament
3"H
8.00 
Stained Glass Cat Gourd
12.5"H
20.00
Rock Garden Arrangement
8.5"H
25.00
sjoakleafbowlw  sjgreenapplew  sjredapplegourdw
Maple Leaf Bowl
10.5"dia
40.00 
 Green Apple Gourd
6"H
10.00
Apple Gourd
5.5"H
15.00
sjsheepgourdw sjmedgourdornw   sjpearornw
Sheep Gourd
6"H
12.00
Medium Gourd Ornament
4.5"H
8.00
 Small Pear Ornament
2"H
4.00
sjwashiornw sjtroutornw   sjbbbflowersw
Egg Gourd Ornament
w/ Washi Paper
2.5"H
8.00
Trout Ornament
6.5"L
8.00 
 Blue Butterfly Gourd Bowl w/
Gourd Flowers
14.5"H
45.00
sjgdfarrangew jjleafvasevarweedsw   sjflowerarrange1w
Gourd Flower/Dried Flower
Arrangement
11"H
20.00
 Leaf Gourd Vase w/
Various Weeds
13"H
15.00
 Gourd Flower Arrangement
9.5"H
15.00