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

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Upcoming Shows and Events

Another year and the same story. No shows have been scheduled for 2021 and the early ones have cancelled already. Last year  I was scheduled to participate in the Kentucky Artisan Show in Lexington, the Indiana Artisan Show in Indianapolis, the Castleton UMC Art Fair, at Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair, and the Deja Vu Art Show in Columbus.  Indiana Artisans, which had to cancel the show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in April, is hoping to have a blow out show in Fort Wayne in November. Watch this page for updates and if things begin to open up for future art fair appearances.

In the meantime, my work is available at the two Indiana Artisan Art Galleries, one in Carmel on Rangeline Road, and the other at the French Lick resort.  I was also fortunate to be accepted into the Switzerland County Community Art organization and my work is available at their gallery in Vevay, IN.


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!

So, hope you're all staying healthy and safe.  I hope to see you soon!


415 Roosevelt Avenue
Madison, IN 47250


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