• Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

After a two-year absence, the popular display of driftwood sculpture is now at the Woodinville Library through the end of April.  These handsome sculptures were created by students in the Woodinville Driftwood Sculpture Class, sponsored by Northshore Senior Center.  Many of the pieces in this exhibit will be featured in the 48th annual Northwest Driftwood Artistsý Show on May 21-22 at Country Village in Bothell.

As well as sizable sculptures, the Libraryýs exhibit includes a number of pendants, all created from found wood.  Whether large or small, the process is the same:  weathered wood in an interesting design is thoroughly cleaned of decay, sanded meticulously, shaped to bring out Natureýs best design, and finished with oil and beeswax, then burnished with an antler.  Most sculptures are then mounted on a complementary base.  The process is time consuming, but the lovely finished piecesýeach one of a kindýare rewarding indeed.  The pieces in this exhibit represent a wide variety of form, wood grain, color, size, and style.

The Woodinville Driftwood Sculpture Class meets every Thursday morning from 9:00-11:30 at Greenbrier Community Center.  Those interested are welcome to drop by the class at 18746 144th Ave. NE to see artists at work.  For further information, please call Jo Marsh, instructor, at 425-883-7141.

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