Welcome to

We moved to Somis in Ventura County, California, in 2000 from Pacific Palisades. Very soon I became aware of gourds. I had been an oil painter for 28 years and had moved on (or back) to work for LAUSD in a continuation high school in Van Nuys.

I am a member of the Channel Islands, California, and American Gourd Societies.

Thanks to Colleen Cason for writing the Ventura Star article, and to our BMW motorcycle friend, John White, for facilitating it.
My husband, Harvey Rawn, grows and photographs all of my gourds and has designed and published this website.
Photos of my gourds appear at Suz Rawn's Galleries. Some gourds shown are sold, some are keepers, and many are available.

I am pleased to offer Primary Elements Pigments for sale. A perfect product for your gourds. My customers include Pat Boyd, Robert Rivera, and Kathy Riker. The color chart appears at Primary Elements.
Please contact me at suz@rawns.com or 805-386-1668 to inquire about availability and pricing.