Melynda Lotven, artist, wife, mother of three, founder
and first president of the Show Me Gourd Society, juried
member of the Best of Missouri Hands, featured in Country
Woman 2000 Christmas Special, mentioned in Southern
Living Magazine and passionate about gourds.
Melynda has sold her gourds all over the world
She has co- writing a series of gourd projects as well as starred in 2 gourd
videos. The gourd vine has taken her to Hollywood
as a guest on Craft Lab as well as a visit to her home from
That's Clever of HGTV.
Living in the countryside in Columbia Missouri is her heaven on
Earth, a magical place that gourds come alive and whatever
can be dreamed can be created. Where moldy
gourds turn into keepsake treasures …and where the gift
of a gourd is a gift of all the best things in life. Melynda has
painted and crafted gourds since 1993 had a website
She is available for classes and presentations
…as ye believe…so shall it be…
Just Gourds by Melynda
5401 O’Neal Rd.
Columbia , Missouri 65202