Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002


Driftwood sculpture class begins

A new Driftwood Sculpture class has begun at the Woodinville Senior Program, Suite A-03 in the Woodinville Community Center in downtown Woodinville. The Thursday classes will meet from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. This class will present basic techniques used in bringing a piece of found wood to its polished potential as a sculpture. Instructing will be Jo Marsh, a six-year member of the Northwest Driftwood Artists.
   People have long been fascinated with natural forms of wood. The LuRon Driftwood Sculpture art form was developed some 40 years ago in the Pacific Northwest, and is now actively pursued by well over 60 artists in the greater Seattle area. This method of creating natural sculptures from old wood found in a variety of places such as lakes, forests, rivers, or beaches is unique to the Pacific Northwest. The shape of a sculpture is suggested by the good inside wood left by Mother Nature for the artist to develop. Since each piece of wood is different, a sculpture will never be duplicated. An exhibit of driftwood sculptures will be featured in September at the Bothell Library.
   For further information, contact the Woodinville Senior Center at 425-488-4289 on weekday mornings or Jo Marsh at 425-883-7141. New students may bring their own favorite piece to work on or choose one from the selection available in class. Necessary tools may be borrowed during class.