I am Patti Jo Newsom and I am a gourd enthusiast. For years I have experimented with a variety of artistic design techniques. I have painted canvas, wood, and ceramics and I have taught classes for those who wanted to learn my techniques. For the past few years, my interest has turned to gourd art. I am a member of the American Gourd Society and I am co-founder and co-chair of the Nevada Gourd Society. I am also the director of the Pahrump Valley Gourd Patch here in Nevada. I hope that everyone who visits this site will share in my fascination with gourds.
When I am not tending my garden or working on gourd projects, I am usually here online answering emails and playing games on my laptop.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.