-- Workshop Instructor Information --

2013 NC Gourd Festival

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  • Workshop fees are non-refundable after September 01, 2012.
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About Sherry Briscoe...
  Sherry Briscoe
  Giraffes Laff Art & Crafts
Contact Info...
  Addr: 157 Kelly Road,   Reidsville, NC 27320
  Phone: (336) 634-3397
  Email: giraffeslaff@bellsouth.net

Sherry Briscoe has been involved in the arts nearly all of her life and has been creating with gourds for well over 12 years. She and her husband, Bob, have won numerous awards and ribbons for their gourd creations and travel together to gourd festivals across the eastern US vending and teaching. They are members of the American, as well as the Fl, SC, NC, VA, PA, IN, Oh, KY, TN, AL, and MS Gourd Societies. Sherry is committed to spreading the 'gourd word' everywhere she goes and plans to continue for years to come.

About Robyn Goode...
  Robyn Goode
Contact Info...
  Addr: 5267 Farlowe Davis Dr.   Sophia, NC 27350
  Phone: (336)861-9483
  Email: ladyoffrogs@northstate.net

Robyn Goode has been entranced by gourds as a medium for her art for nearly a decade. She shares her love of gourd craft and art through various competitions and classes in North Carolina. Robyn is an award winning gourd artist who readily shares her techniques and creativity with any who are interested.

About Judi Fleming...
  Judi Fleming

Judi Fleming has been involved in gourds with the North Carolina Gourd Society and gourd arts and crafts for twenty plus years. She has won numerous awards for her work and has taught classes in a wide variety of venues around the eastern United States. Judi readily shares her love of gourds and encourages people to play with this versitile vegetable at every opportunity.

About Gloria J. Gay...
  Gloria J. Gay
Contact Info...
  Addr: 2520 Conestoga Creek Rd   Morgantown, PA 19543
  Phone: (610)913-0966
  Email: GJG@dejazzd.com

Gloria Gay has been creating gourd art for 10 years. She enjoys using mixed media in her gourd art, including air dry clay, fibers, beads and handmade papers. She is a member of the PA Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society. She started the PAGS Library and has built its collection up to almost 100 books. Gloria has a gourd musical instrument collection and enjoys sharing it with folks in nursing homes, children’s groups, and everyone who visits the PA Gourd Fest each year. She has taught gourd art classes to children as young as 3 and to folks as old as 90 and has loved every minute of it. She says she has learned so much from her many students! Gloria lives with her husband, Dale, in beautiful Lancaster County, PA.

About H. Greer Peters...
  H. Greer Peters
Contact Info...
  Addr: 1409 Holleman Drive Valrico, FL 33596
  Phone: (813)382-4359 (Cell)
  Email: hgpeters@earthlink.net

H. Greer Peters, BFA, MA - Gourd Artist

Greer has always been interested in art, from grade school when she won contests for the best horse head to the gourd shows she is now entering and winnning ribbons, to the art fairs where she is now showing and selling her gourd art and winning recognition at that level. She enjoys teaching others skills so they too can enjoy the process of creating art regardless of what media or form. She obtained a BFA from Ohio University and taught across the US and Europe as she followed her Army husband around. She is influenced first by nature for the forms, color and natural textures and second by places she has lived and the art and culture she found in each place. Now with her love of gourds as her primary medium, all of this influences her gourd art.

About Terry Noxel...
  Terry Noxel
Contact Info...
  Addr: 100 Barton Rd., Windsor, NY 13865
  Phone: (607)655-5366
  Email: noxelts@aol.com

Terry Noxel has been crafting with gourds for about 14 years and is the Treasurer of the American Gourd Society, a member of 5 state chapters including a founding member of the NYSGS, and coordinator of the AGS Certified Judges program. Prior to retirement Terry was a hospital RN, a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Sales Trainer, and an Instructional Designer/Project Manager. She lives with her husband, beloved dog Cocoa, and 3 cats -- all rescue animals, on a non-working farm in upstate NY.

copyright Ed Conen, May 19, 2012
URL: http://www.ncgourdsociety.org/Instructor_Bios.html
Last modified: August 31, 2013 by: EC