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Gourd Grand Master Arturo Ramirez conducted  a "Ramos Polychrome” class at Blue Raven Studio in Tucson on 6 April 2017.  If you attended the 2017 Wuertz Festival, you may remember the ginormous example of this style in the Grand Master display, submitted by Arturo.  The 18 attendees included members of Old Pueblo Gourd Patch and Green Valley Gourd Patch.  We began at 9, and Arturo opened with a brief history of the Mimbres culture, before showing us how to replicate the Ramos Polychrome technique.  We students didn’t attach a macaw head to the container, but Arturo explained how he executes the 3-day process. At 3 p.m., we cleaned up and headed home.  Thanks, Diana Douglas for organizing the event, Lynne East-Itkin for hosting and Arturo Ramirez for the instruction!

Gourding in the Pines Retreat- April 2017 

Gourding at the Blue Raven Studio- April 6, 2017 

#1 Attendees of the 2017 Prescott “Gourding In The Pines” Retreat
#2 Speed Gourding demo
#3 Instructor Shari Zabroski (“All Laced Up”)
#4 Fun Evening Raffle

The 4th annual retreat was held at Chapel Rock in Prescott April 4th - April 7th.  Event highlights were an afternoon of speed gourding, multiple classes, open gourd time for sharing with other gourd artists and fun evenings with power points, raffles and MORE!  The retreat is geared for all levels.  Retreat organizer Cheryl Kroll has set dates for 2018!! (March 26th - 29th).  Contact Cheryl for more information - cherkroll@gmail.com - 602-295-5981