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May 13, 2017

Here's a link to the newsletter archive, and you can sign up for them there too.

January 25, 2017

Friday February 10th, 5-9pm

The master planners at Gourdlandia and A Space to Sew (that would be Emily and Aubrie and me, Graham) are in cahoots to present you with a great evening of crafts, wine, chocolate, and fun!  $20/person at the door will cover snacks, wine, all...

December 8, 2016

Wool and gourds, gourds and wool!  Gourd artist Graham Ottoson is teaming up with sheep farmer Priscilla Reyer for a kid-friendly ornament-making party!

Saturday December 17th, 10 am 'til 4pm... just drop in!  Kids age 8 and up welcome, with adults. Four different ornam...

November 3, 2016

By the third year, a pattern is emerging!  Thanksgiving weekend, multiple projects to choose from, none cost much, there's an undercurrent of happy industry, we're benefiting a really good cause, many gifts are made, and the building fairly hums with fun and gratitude....

August 9, 2016

It's been a good year for cucumber beetles at Gourdlandia. Despite the pledge right in Gourdlandia's anthem, we have not been able to keep the patch cucumber beetle free. Au contraire. Maybe it was the mild winter, or possibly the heavy use of leaf mulch... whatever th...

May 15, 2016

 I'm honored to be the subject of a short (7 minute) film by Ithaca College students Alec Salisbury and Kieran Perry: The Gourd Lady.  I thought they captured what I'm doing very well.  Enjoy!


April 28, 2016

To celebrate the big changes at Gourdlandia and in my life, and to bolster my  confidence, I'm having a sale. Any time during the month of May, come with well-wishes starting with "May", and get 25% off your purchase!

Here are some samples, to get your pump primed:



April 5, 2016


I've done it!  I've quit my "day job"!  I loved my work in women's health and I loved my colleagues and coworkers.... but in the studio, I DANCE!  And it's not even a dancing studio! So as of today you can find me full-time at Gourdlandia. Leaping and doing pirou...

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