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Barbara Prestridge

Barbara Prestridge

Yucca Valley, CA

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I am a native Californian and have lived in Yucca Valley for almost twenty five years. My career as a teacher is now over! I have retired! I feel like I have been reborn. I have my degree in Art and over the years have worked with many different mediums. I have worked with everything from traditional oils and acrylics to Batik dyes, from weavings to sculptures. Now in addition to working with gourds and making one of a kind, handmade gourd jewelry, I have returned to my roots of painting. Each gourd piece is a unique blend of pyrography, (using of heat to draw, carve or scorch designs) dyes, acrylic paint and colored pencils. I then use the pieces to make the unique gourd jewelry.I now also use weathered wood to paint and then finish with colored pencils. I can't wait to see what the future brings as I weave my love of nature and the outdoors with my art in each signed "one of a kind" piece, be it gourd art, gourd jewelry or mixed media creations that I believe will withstand the test of time.

I am currently part of a wonderful art gallery up in Big Bear, California called Artisans' 2. Together with our sister gallery Artisan's Etc, we house about 80 different artists' work. If you are in the area stop by and check us out! Hope to see you soon!

Coming up on November 18-19, 2017 is the 9th Annual Yucca Valley Gourd Festival! Held at the community Center each year with gourd artists selling an amazing selection of fine gourd art, adult gourd art classes by Pamela Redhawk, Pizza from "Two Guys Pies", gourd competition with cash prizes and lots more! If you are a gourd artist or do other art or crafts and would like to join us please contact Wanda Statum at director@yuccavalley.org. It is a great show!

Thanks you for visiting my site. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 760-567-6640.
Barbara Prestridge

 

Wolf Pups #GO74 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rhodocrosite and Cherry Quartz #S75 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Pietersite/Labradorite set in Gourd Wood #D183 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Butterflies by Barbara Prestridge

 

Ammolite set in Gourd Wood by Barbara Prestridge

 

Australian Pilbara Jasper set in Gourd Wood #D165 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Parrot Wing Jasper set in Gourd Wood # D179 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Purple Spiny Oyster in Gourd Wood #138 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Multi-colored Lapis #D166 by Barbara Prestridge

 

American Picture Stone #D181 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rhodocrosite #S71 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Picture Stone Jasper #S69 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise and Copper #S67 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Chrysocolla and Malachite #H46 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Quartz Agate #B030 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Winter #B026 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Mexican Opal #B022 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Multi-stone #B018 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Amazonite #B008 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Southwest Colors #S65 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Chunky Turquoise #S63 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Baby Raccoons by Barbara Prestridge

 

Black Wolf by Barbara Prestridge

 

Rose Quartz #S66 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Amethyst #B015 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Tiger Eye Two #B013 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Grey Wolf by Barbara Prestridge

 

Sleepy Squirrel by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise #B006 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Freshwater Pearls #B003 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Tiger Eye #B004 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Sodalite #B001 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Old Juniper by Barbara Prestridge

 

Gourd Button Heart H91 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Gourd heart with Turquoise #H92 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Lake Spirit by Barbara Prestridge

 

Peekaboo by Barbara Prestridge

 

Little One by Barbara Prestridge

 

Ammolite in Gourd Wood #D178 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Aqua Terra Jasper #S51 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise #8 in Gourd Wood #R112 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Green Agate and Brass #S55 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Parrot Wing Jasper set in Gourd Wood #R114 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Turquoise set in Gourd Wood #D142 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Quartz Agate set in Gourd Wood #D140 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Quartz Agate set in Gourd Wood #D134 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Aqua Terra Jasper #S52 by Barbara Prestridge

 

Bone Sun/Moon set in Gourd Wood #R115 by Barbara Prestridge