born in Germany and immigrated to the USA when she was 20 years old. She moved
to Oregon in 1992 where she met her husband Jerry, the love of her life. They
reside on a secluded Forest farm in southern Oregon, where they grow some of the
gourds she uses in her craft.
Reni explored her creative talents throughout her life, but it wasn't until the
1990's that she discovered gourds. She loves their versatility and the many ways
they can be crafted. It was during that time that her first sculptures and
vessels were crafted. Reni enjoys one-o-f-a-kind creations so her work is
Her early series of old-world Santa's have become collectors items. Collectors
of her gourd craft reside in the USA and throughout the world.
Meet the Artist Gourd Art Gallery
Links Gourd Mask Gallery
Return to home page
Page updated March 14, 2004 by Jerry Schaeffer