Unique, hand painted gourds are the centerpiece at Organic Vessels Studio/Gallery located in Hamilton. Award-winning artist Missy Miles has an interesting story to tell behind most of her work.
It was a gift of gourds for Valentines Day, from her now husband Tommy in 2005 that changed Missy's life. Shortly after receiving her gift she discovered the Alabama Gourd Society and she was overjoyed to discover what the gourd could become. Through many different carving, sculpting, and wood-burning techniques, Missy creates turtles, fish, and birds, just to name a few of her unique pieces. Her world has now expanded into offering gourd classes, hosting group tours and speaking engagements at the gallery and booked events.