I has been weaving baskets for 28 years and working with gourds for 27 years. I have written four books: Weaving on Gourds, New and Different Materials for Weaving and Coiling, Creative Embellishments for Gourd Art, and Creative Rims for Gourd Art. I am founder and president of the Palmetto Gourd Patch and belong to the American Gourd Society, SC Gourd Society and Upper SC Basketmakers Guild. I teach at John C Campbell Folk School, Cherokee Gourd Gathering, SC Gourd Society Fest, Mountain Gourd Gathering, and in my home studio. I am married to Jim and live in Greenville with our two Shih Tzu dogs, Sally and Sammy and our new addition, Scout, a Havapoo.
I am a retired art teacher, artist, author, wife, mother, and grandmother.