Ethel Owen - Showing Artist

Ethel Owen has been a basketmaker since 1980 and a member of AD/C since 1975. For ten years she made white oak baskets, Nantucket lightship baskets, reed baskets and pine needle baskets. Since 1990 she has devoted her basketry skills to baskets fashioned from gourds. She says the gourd bug bit her and hasn't let go yet. Her work can be seen at Artists Incorporated Inc. in Vestavia and Blackwood Gallery in Springville. There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

Lynn Marino - Showing Artist

My name is Lynn Peace Marino. I am a 50 (something) year old nurse by training, artist by heart and have always enjoyed creating things. Nora, a good friend of mine had purchased a goofy looking bird while at the beach. Her piece had the basic shape of a gourd growing in our back yard. Inspired, and wasn't going to be able to buy my own I would have to create my own. So I picked a dried gourd, cleaned it, applied some clay, paint and trim and my first gourdie was born. I began getting requests to create them for friends and family. Then in 2005 I was encouraged to enter an art show. I was shocked, thrilled and terrified when I opened my letter of acceptance. So, laugh a little or just smile if you must, when you meet my one of a kind, martini sippin', and middle-aged gourdie burdees (and a few of their friends). There is more of this artist's work on this web site; click here to see it.

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