ARTIST GREER CONRAD
My name is Greer Conrad, and I am a retired Medical Technologist. We moved to the woods of King George in 2000 and I grew my first ‘egg’ and Tennessee spinner gourds. That first crop was enormous, and I quickly discovered that I loved 'playing with gourds’. I painted them with stars and gave them as Christmas presents to my co-workers. I was humbled when a few asked to purchase more. I discovered the Virginia Gourd Lovers society in 2013 and found others excited to play with gourds. I belong to the American Gourd Society, the Virginia Lovers Gourd society, and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Gourd Societies. Raising and crafting gourds brought me great joy. I no longer try to grow my own.
I have expanded my craft by taking classes at the various gourd festivals. Those classes have given me the courage and knowledge to tackle larger gourds. In 2019 a few of my gourd sisters in the Fredericksburg area started a local Gourd Patch. We meet once a month to do a project and learn something new. I cannot think of a more rewarding and fun hobby than ‘playing with gourds’.
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