Kathy Kopjak

Gourd Artist

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, artist and love being it all. I am part of a very large family from the Midwest and although money was often short we learned to make do by crafting all o four celebration decorations.

I began my painting career as a watercolorist and moved on to Tole Painting to learn more about detailing and shading. A happy accident led me to experience gourd art and after several classes I
was hooked. I continued to strive to better my gourd art skills by taking more than 35 classes over the past years.

I am currently a member of the Spirit of the Desert Gourd Patch, Arizona Gourd Society, California Gourd Society and the American Gourd Society, a member of the East Bay Gourd Patch in Berkeley, California and the Calabash Gourd Club of Silicon Valley in Northern California.