Marilyn Woods has been an artist in the ceramics world for many years and sculptural one-of-a-kind pieces are the centerpiece of her ceramic work. She specializes in garden art, raku vessels, smoke fired vessels, porcelain bowls and other stoneware pieces. Her studio is Oregon City, OR, with a beautiful view of Mt. Hood. Her work is organic, inspired by nature, usually highly textured, and begs to be touched.
Recently she has embarked upon a new avenue, painting. She is concentrating on floral and abstract acrylics.” I am enjoying the ability to work with color – so different than my ceramics when the color is only realized when the pieces are taken out of the kiln.”
“I think my background in textural ceramics has prepared me for this painting adventure. Of course, my long-time fascination with gardening and the natural world is also obvious.
“Although I studied Art at the University of Kansas lots of years ago, I am self-taught in both ceramics and paintings. Of course, I love to go to workshops – as the adrenaline and enthusiasm of the workshop rubs off. I consider the workshops dessert.”
“ I have always been ambidextrous, but I find it amusing that I actually paint using either hand ( wasn’t so obvious in ceramics). I never see the paintbrush change hands but there it is!”