Bruno was born in New England and moved to Florida when she was
5. Moving to Tennessee in 1993, she started growing gourds in
with her vegetables. Always thinking she would make something
out of them some day.
Being an Antique dealer for many years influenced her to make
vintage looking holiday, and folk art gourds. Loving and
remembering the movies, books, and trips to the beach, she has
created whimsical doo dads, and funny gourds. Being part owner
of Pappy's Picket Fence gives her the outlet for her gourds and
belongs to the Tennessee Volunteer Gourd Society,
Vice President of the Jackson Co. Arts Council, Jackson Co.,
Historical Society, and Chamber of Commerce.
Now working on the Poke Sallet Festival, second week in May and
the Somewhere in Time Festival in the fall.
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