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Georgia Society Teacher Listing
Available Traveling Teachers
This is a list of the Teachers within the Georgia Gourd Society who are available to teach in our GGS patches  &events. We would like to list your name, techniques, class projects, and contact information.  Class prices are not listed.

Jane Y. Ballou: 
Teaches Chip carving, woodburning, 
jewelry making, masks & kokopellis​
masks, kokopellis, etc. 

Charlotte Durrence
Teaches Pine Needle rims &
various gourd projects

Tina Handrop
teaches various gourd classes with 
weaving, wood burning & caning
email:  tshandrop@comcast,net

Ellen Tatum
Teaches various Gourd art. 

Troy Tatum: 
Gourd art specializing in pyrography and relief carving. email:
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The free tutorials are for Georgia Gourd Society members to use as handouts or for personal instruction. 

They may not be used in any other formats or sold for a profit.

If you have a tutorial that you would like to contribute to this website please email to
Our society holds two gourd education days (GED) and one show each year to educate the public about the growing and uses of gourds.  The GED's feature educational and historical information, workshops and demonstrations, make 'n take projects, tutorial handouts and vendors selling supplies and raw gourds.  Our show features gourd competition, classes for all levels of experience, demonstrations, educational and historical displays; and handouts, make it 'n take it projects; and vendors selling raw gourds, apparel, supplies, artwork and crafts.  
Free Tutorials

Education and Tutorials