The ammonite, a fossilized sea squid from Madagascar, makes a wonderful focal point when married to a stippled canteen gourd accented with pygmy date palm fronds. Gourd artist Sue Brogdon guides students through the process starting with the pattern on the gourd and placing the ammonite. Gourds will be colored with dye inks and then stippled. The final touch with be lashing the date palm for a complete look. All materials are provided. Please bring a dust mask or respirator, an old towel, cloth or plastic tape measure, latex gloves, pencil, bucket, scissors, painter’s tape and a brown bag lunch. And, if you have them, please bring a heat tool, Dremel or power carver (with large ball cutting bur, 80 grit pointed bur, 80 grit 1/8” straight bur, or any cylindrical sanding burs), 1/16” drill bit and small diamond files.