This is a partial list of the vendors you'll see this year in Cherokee! Be sure to make time to visit all the booths, and their websites which are linked here! Their support helps make the Gathering possible and there is much to be learned from each and every booth. Techniques are demonstrated and the use of tools and supplies explained - many of which you can try out for yourself. See color product demonstrations, get assistance in choosing the perfect raw gourd for your project, or tips for growing your own gourds. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by the diverse gourd art presented by artists from around the world, and rub elbows with the vendors and artists whose names are 'dropped' frequently in the gourd world!
A big thank you goes out to Char Suda for all the pictures shown here!
David & Ronna Wuttke, North Carolina
Preston & Janice Born and Harry & Joyce Greene
Georgia & Alabama
Finished art, tools, raw gourds
Sherry & Bob Briscoe, North Carolina
Finished gourd art, handpainted gourd-themed t-shirts & totes, gourd-themed wind chimes; supplies i.e. paint, stains, brushes, etc.
Darrell & Ellen Dalton, Arkansas
Dried gourds and gourd bowls
Chauga River Whittler
John D. Davis, South Carolina
Power tools, hand tools, books, general merchandise
Karen & Ben Kirkland, Georgia
General gourd supplies, beads, feathers, weaving supplies, etc.
Dickie & Linda Martin, South Carolina
Clean dried gourds
Suzi Nonn and Susan Zanella, Maryland
Finished gourds, embellishments, weaving material
Eddie Osborne and Pamela Bennett, Florida
African / African-American musical instruments, some accessories
Betsey Sloan, North Carolina
Dried pods and botanicals, finished gourd art, gourd ink, etc.
Rouge Cou Beadz
R. A. Tucker, Florida
Beads, deer antlers, jewelry, coins, other gourd adornments
The Gourd Pile
Elaine Hayes, GA
Judi Fleming, North Carolina
Offerings include finished art, tools, supplies, raw gourds, gourd books, seeds, memberships, t-shirts
Barbara Nelson and Richard Genaitis, Florida
Dyed Florida long leaf pine needles, natural pine needles, green pine needles, misc. coiling supplies (gauges, artificial sinew, sliced walnuts, pre-drilled wood basket bottoms, tapestry needles, decoupage papers, finger guards, books, gourd grips, Dremel and accessories, disposable gloves, etc.
Miriam Joy and Bud Sagen, Arizona
Gourd tools, products that relate to my wax technique, some finished gourds for sale
Sullins Gourd Farm
Randy Sullins, Alabama
Pabel / Percy Medina, Maryland
Carved and burned gourds and jewelry gourds
The Joy of Gourds!
Joy Jackson & Renee Velzka, Ohio
Finishes gourd art and gourd jewelry
Pam Atcitty, North Carolina
American Indian and South Western Prepacked Products - Salsa, Chile Sauces, Cactus Jams, Green & Red Chili James, Ristras, Popcorn in TP's and in micro packs, Honey, Body Wash and Lotions, and URBN INDEN decor
Frank & Joyce Brady, Ohio
Finished art and Make-n-Take projects
Judy Wilson, Georgia
Waxed cotton cord to weave with; basket kits, paper core for coiling, beads, needles, wax, gourd necklace kits