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December 2022 Featured Artists

Join us for our First Thursday Reception at the Broadway on December 1, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Eileen Thompson exhibits her paintings of animals and scenes and Trudy Woods with her wonderful functional and esthetic pleasing pottery. Enjoy speaking with the artist, visiting with friends, having great refreshments and listening to the music by Del Bialostosky.

Eileen Thompson- Painting

artist profile view

Eileen Thompson

I am a native resident of Western Washington, living in the Silverlake area. Drawing was a passion of mine in my youth. Over the years art has come and gone as I raised my family. In 2005 I started painting watercolors with a group of friends, sometimes taking a few classes here and there. Over the years, I have continued to paint with my friends and have grown in my abilities and enjoy the various faces and places. When I travel, I keep my camera and eye out for various art possibilities and translating them into my art. Retirement has allowed me more time to paint and become active in our local art community.
As President of the Columbia Artist Association (CAA), I have helped keep our association
through our recent difficult times. I hope is to grow the CAA as we continue with our Spring Show, Art in the Park and Fall Shows. Where I enjoy showing my art and find joy in painting that attracts my eye.

Elderly Lady Carding Wool

Carding Wool

outdoor view of a shed at the nursery

Castle Rock Nursery

magnified view of an artichoke plant

Artichoke Sunset

Overview of Silverlake

Silverlake

Trudy Woods- Pottery

Trudy Woods

Trudy Woods at work in her studio

I make functional stoneware pottery that has been thrown on a potter’s wheel and carved with designs. It is fired with a blue glaze to cone temperature 6, which makes it safe for the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. I also teach ceramics at Lower Columbia College in Longview.

It has been 39 years since I took my first pottery class, and after all that time, I find I still get the most pleasure from creating pots that people like to use in their everyday life.

— Trudy Woods

raku vase with lid

Blue Horse Hair Raku

blue colored tea pot with texture

Textured Teapot

Trudy Woods, Colander

Blue Colander

Artwork by Trudy Woods

Carved blue-glazed stoneware pottery by Trudy Woods

Horsehair Pottery

White Horsehair Pottery

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