Professionally educated, earning an Accounting degree & Industrial Engineering degree, working as an Industrial Engineer. I always kept my art close at hand. At the age of 15, I started selling, paintings and wood carvings. Six years ago I found gourds. I still sell paintings and wood carvings, however gourds are my joy! Gourds combine all my creative abilities. Over the last 6 years we have sold close to 3500 designer gourds. Gourd art dates back to 11,000BC. It is a good feeling knowing I am part of keeping this ancient art alive.