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About Me

So many possibilities, so little time!

I am an artist that loves to fabricate functional pieces using hardshell gourds, art pieces that people can use in their everyday life.  For me, gourds are the perfect canvas.  They allow me to pursue all kinds of techniques that pique my interest.  I love learning from others and then seeing how these new methods can be applied to my gourds.

My work is functional because I choose to create pieces that are usable, not just another trinket sitting on a shelf.  Lamps, clocks, and treasure boxes are my favorites.  But, sometimes I just can't resist a folly or two.


So, look around and I hope I'll see you an an upcoming art fair, that you'll feel inspired to create or even take one of my classes.  I love sharing what I've learned!

TeriLu Adler

Upcoming Shows and Events

Woo hoo! Doesn't it feel good getting back to normal? I love my studio but my dog's conversation is pretty limited! The good news is that art fairs are being scheduled for later this year. I hope to see you.


July 30 - Aug 22     Farmer's Front Yard, Pioneer Village Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis

Oct 2 - 3                   UMC Castleton Art Fair, United Methodist Church, Castleton (Indianapolis)

Nov 13                      Deja Vu Art Fair, Columbus

Nov 20 - 21              Holiday Marketplace by Indiana Artisans, Fort Wayne


April 10 - 11              Indiana Artisan Marketplace, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

I also have work in several locations 

     Indiana Artisan Gallery, Rangeline Road, Carmel

     Indiana Artisan Gallery, French Lick Resort, French Lick

     Switzerland County Community Art Center, Vevay

     Cuckoos Roost, Madison

If you're interested in my work, I post pictures of work in progress periodically on Facebook (Purple Pig Studio or TeriLu Adler) and am currently working on several commissions. If you have a particular piece in mind, please contact me either on Facebook or through this website. I'd love to make something just for you!

I hope to see you soon!


415 Roosevelt Avenue
Madison, IN 47250


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