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.

 

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 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

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 sjgoldfishornw sjdottedgourdw 
Dogwood Gourd Arrangment
9.5"H
25.00
Goldfish Ornament
3"L
8.00
Dotted Gourd Vase
9.5"H
25.00
sjredapplegourdw sjlgfruitbowlw   sjlilypadarrangew
Apple Gourd
5.5"H
15.00
 Large Gourd Fruit Bowl w/ Fruit
13.5"dia
50.00
 Lily Pad Arrangement
4.5"H
25.00
jjpdchickornw
jjleafvasevarweedsw 
sjrockgardenarrangew 
Polka Dot Chicken Ornament
3"H
8.00 
Leaf Gourd Vase w/
Various Weeds
13"H
15.00
Rock Garden Arrangement
8.5"H
25.00
sjflowerarrange1w sjmedgourdornw   sjpearornw
Gourd Flower Arrangement
9.5"H
15.00
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
sjoakleafbowlw sjgreenapplew  
Maple Leaf Bowl
10.5"dia
40.00 
Green Apple Gourd
6"H
10.00