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Mary Marotta
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  • Taylors Falls, MN
  • United States
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  • Mary Thompson
  • Pat Linde
  • Sheri Christina
  • Candy Ennis
  • Diane West

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Lorraine Benolken Hassel commented on Mary Marotta's group Minnesota Gourders
"Hello my name is Lorraine I have been doing gourd art for one year in July. It gets pretty lonely up here in the Northern part... I am North of Deer River MN. My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/GourdByLorraine/manager If you would like to…"
Jun 16, 2014
kathy McCauley commented on Mary Marotta's group Minnesota Gourders
"I have tried numerous years and no luck, didn't seem to be a long enough growing period. I now take a weekend trip to Illinois (Arthur ) and buy them from a farmer there. He has a huge selection of gourds and sells them to the public."
May 27, 2014
Joshua Nichols commented on Mary Marotta's group Minnesota Gourders
"Do any Minnesotans grow gourds?"
May 27, 2014
Mary Marotta posted a status
"Just a note: my mother Juanita Bunny Marotta passed away this week at 96 years. She was a member of the AZGS and Green Valley Patch and GAE."
Feb 16, 2014
Marcos Romero commented on Mary Marotta's group Minnesota Gourders
"Hello I would love to meet sometime and try to get an idea on how to work the gourds. I live in Minneapolis please let me know if we can meet at some point i dont have any idea"
Sep 2, 2013
Mary Marotta posted a status
"Does anyone know the dates of the 2014 Wuertz Gourd Festival? I thought it was the second full weekend but may be not... Thx!"
Jul 17, 2013
Mary Marotta replied to Debbie Wilson/Visions in Wood's discussion Credit Card Sales-Pro Pay-Square etc.(Title edited by admin)
"We've been using the Square reader (now called Register) for two years now and no probs whatsoever. We have more sales now that we can take cards. And the transactions appear pretty quickly . Sometimes i have to swipe twice to get it approved…"
Feb 6, 2013
Mary Marotta replied to June Johnson's discussion ornament display
"This website has many ornament and jewelry trees of various sizes and shapes for sale. I have a couple I purchased here and am very pleased with them. http://www.finehomedisplays.com/index.htm"
Feb 6, 2013
Mary Marotta commented on Jessica R. de Ruise's photo


"Love the brilliant colors and beadwork. Like stainglass."
Jan 27, 2012
Mary Marotta commented on Mark McRoberts's photo

Zentangle for Laura Side

"I like everything about it: the shape, the bottom finish, the woodburning. Nice composition."
Jan 27, 2012
Jessica R. de Ruise commented on Mary Marotta's photo

African-inspired Pot

"I am like Vickie, I try to burn too hot.  Now I'm waiting for new pens because I burned my out.  Been burning less than six months and so much to learn."
Jan 26, 2012
Linda Prince commented on Mary Marotta's photo

African-inspired Pot

"This is a cool piece.  The only thing I don't like about upping the heat is when I hit a soft spot."
Jan 26, 2012
Mark McRoberts commented on Mary Marotta's photo

African-inspired Pot

"I agree with upping the heat but I really can't control the burner as well when the heat is turned up.  "
Jan 25, 2012
Brenda Jamison commented on Mary Marotta's photo

Candy Dish

"The colors are very bold and work well together."
Jan 23, 2012
Brenda Jamison commented on Mary Marotta's photo


"Very nice. I never would have thought of a handle like that. It works great."
Jan 23, 2012
Mary Marotta commented on Mary Marotta's photo

African-inspired Pot

"THanks for your kind comments. There must be a happy medium between too low and too high heat on the woodburner. I had it too low and had to push so hard with my finger on the tool. My index finger tip is still numb three days later. Once I upped…"
Jan 23, 2012

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What is your interest in gourds? Please be specific - one word answers will not be accepted. We block all potential spammers. YOU MUST use both your first and last name on your profile or we will not approve your membership.
Gourds are endlessly interesting. The history of their use over the centuries, the beautiful artwork created by all these fantastic artists, their shapes and sizes. No matter your abilities you can make something fun and useful with gourds.

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At 1:40pm on January 12, 2012, Kim Bilek said…

thanks Mary..I like "Bunny" better ;}-kb

At 10:14am on January 9, 2012, Kim Bilek said…

Hi Mary, can I get a last name for Bunny please for the GAE dinner?-Thanks-Kim

At 1:29pm on January 2, 2012, Janet Cameron said…

Sure, keep me posted as to where some meetings might be held.  Self taught.  Just learning.  Live in Buffalo Minnesota

At 2:21pm on February 2, 2011, vivian pearson said…
Mary just look at your gourds. beautiful, if only I was half as good. but am learning. i live iin pine river ,mn. 30 miles north of brainerd.no one close here does gourds as far as I know. wish i could find some one close that we could do it together. I am on face book, vivian pearson take  a look at my art work and let me know what you think. all self taught.glad to hear from you. vivian
At 5:03pm on September 7, 2010, Sheri Christina said…
I'm in. Thanks for asking. I live in Eagan, MN...will happily meet up with you all.
At 4:37am on September 7, 2010, Mary Thompson said…
OK,keep me posted. I'm certainly willing to meet up in the Twin Cities, as I'm used to that being where most activities occur.
At 8:21pm on September 6, 2010, Mary Thompson said…
I would be very interested in getting a MN Gourd Chapter started. Keep me posted. Do you know where the others live? I live down in SE MN near LaCrosse, WI. We're 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities.
At 6:59pm on July 3, 2010, Linda Kincaid said…
Mary, This is a wonderful web site and I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I do. There are so many very talented artists who are willing to share their experiences and are so helpful and encouraging. Share some pictures when you can and I would like to be your GAE friend. Linda
At 10:34am on July 2, 2010, Darlene Propp said…
Welcome, Mary. We’re glad you’re here. There are many activities and discussions for you to participate in. Look around and join in. And have fun! Please feel free to add a profile picture – and, of course, your own gourd photos. We are limited to 25 photos per person at a time, though, so if you want to add more than that, you’ll need to delete some older ones so there will be room for everyone’s pictures. Thanks, and again, welcome. Darlene

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