Molly Winton Woodwork & Clay Arts 6484 Central Ave., Clinton 98236 425 280-9922
Creating art was never a conscious goal as I grew up and attended school and university, so I didn’t study and earn degrees in this field. For me creating art happened by accident. I began woodworking in high school, because I didn’t want to take home economics as my female peers were doing. I discovered I loved working with wood. Many years later I resumed woodworking through woodturning as a way to relax as I raised my children. I found I possessed a talent for creating aesthetically pleasing forms, and my passion grew. Refining my work, and striving to create unique designs lead me to express my fascination with primitive and prehistoric imagery. My enhancements reflect my love and admiration of primitive culture as expressed in cave art, and archeological finds, and reflected through imagery and symbols. While my work is inspired by prehistoric and indigenous people’s art, I don’t copy cultural designs out of respect for specific cultures, and any spiritual context or intent. More recently I have begun expressing these same inspirational ideas through pottery.
DIRECTIONS: Northbound from ferry: Follow Hwy 525 up the hill from the ferry terminal. Turn left onto Commercial Street (Clinton Food Mart), and then immediately left again onto Central Avenue. Follow Central to arrive at Studio 43. Southbound from Oak Harbor: Follow Hwy 20 south. Hwy 20 becomes Hwy 525, continue southbound as if to ferry. Turn right on Commercial Street (next to Clinton Food Mart), and then immediately left again onto Central Avenue. Follow Central to arrive at Studio 43. 6484 Central Ave
Whidbey Working Artists is presented by the Whidbey Island Arts Council (WIAC) a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization (91-1147736). For more information visit www.islandartscouncil.org.