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Driftwood sculptures and demonstration at library

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

An impressive display of driftwood art is featured at the Woodinville Library through the month of April. A family workshop will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 1:30-3:30 p.m at the library including demonstrations and opportunities for people to try their hand at this fascinating art form.

driftwood“Standing Proud,” a driftwood sculpture by Jan Petzel. (Courtesy photo)The sculptures and wearable art pieces on view were created by the members of the Woodinville Driftwood Sculpture class, sponsored by Northshore Senior Center. The artists work with weathered wood found in mountain lakes, beaches or forests. The wood is thoroughly cleaned of decay to reveal amazing grain, then shaped into an artistic form following nature’s design. After careful sanding a deer antler is often used to burnish the wood. Then a natural oil blended with beeswax is rubbed in to produce a handsome luster.

Finally the piece is mounted on a carefully selected base to become a one-of-a-kind sculpture.
Sculptures fashioned in this LuRon method by Northwest Driftwood Artists are unique to the Pacific Northwest. A much more extensive exhibit of their work will be held May 17-18 at Country Village in Bothell. Details and further information can be found at www.northwestdriftwoodartists.org or on their Facebook page.

Call Jo Marsh, instructor, (425) 883-7141, for information on the Thursday morning Woodinville Driftwood Class, now accepting new students.

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