Ceil Rossi lived in Arizona for over 26 years and it was during this time she discovered gourds, the magical art form of the southwest. She learned from the best, taking classes from well-known gourd artists in the Southwest. Ceil became a respected member of the gourd artist community. She then opened her own gallery, The Carefree Gourd Gallery and teaching studio in the quaint town of Carefree, Arizona.
Ceil’s work can be seen at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Ct as well as several gallery’s around Massachusetts and Connecticut. She has participated and won honors in several Fine Art shows, and she also teaches in Avon, West Hartford, Windsor, Ct, Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Ct, and at her studio in Agawam, Ma. She is a member of many art organizations in Western Ma. and Ct. She also lectures on the history, art and culture of the gourd, From Field to Fine Art.