My name is Susan Davis and I was born and raised in Palatka FL the 9th child out of 12. Coming from a country family, I've always had a love of art and as a kid I would sit underneath the oak tree and sketch. I later moved to North Carolina where I went to college for commercial art and advertising and then met a lady who showed me the wonderful world of gourds. Ever since falling in love with them I have put my personal touch and flare on each and everyone of my art pieces.
I started Susie Q Gourds in 1988 and have since made over 6 thousand pieces of art. I have several galleries who carry my art and I also have a booth at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville North Carolina. I have been featured on WLOS News 13 demonstrating my art as well as I have been published in several magazines. I also teach classes from kids to adults on how to create their own art from a gourd.