Selected Exhibitions

Be Our Guest: A Progressive Invitational, Ohio Craft Museum, Jan, 2010
Women In Wood, Arrowmont Gallery Exhibition, Gatlinburg, TN, Oct, 2009
SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, Chicago, IL, Nov, 2009
Flora & Fauna: Small Works In Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Aug, 2009
Turned & Sculpted Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 2009
Spirit of the Southwest Exhibition, AAW, Albuquerque, NM, June 2009
SOFA West: Santa Fe, del Mano Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, June 2009
Restful Places - Cremation Urns, Gallery of Wood Art, AAW, St. Paul, MN, Jan, 2009
EAFA, 33rd Annual Invitational, Award of Merit, Redmond, Washington, Nov-Dec, 2008
Northwest Woodturning Invitational, Ridenbaugh Art Gallery, Moscow, Idaho, Sept, 2008
Equine Art 2007, First Place - Objet d' Art, Emerald Downs, Auburn, Washington, 2008
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, Washington, 2008
8th Sculptural Wood Exhibit, American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington, April, 2008
Small Treasures Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2008
Woodturning in Basic Black, AAW, Chicago SOFA, 2007
Equine Art 2007, First Place - Objet d' Art, Emerald Downs, Auburn, Washington, 2007
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, Washington, 2007
Art of Our Mothers, Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, Washington, May, 2007
7th Sculptural Wood Exhibit, American Art Company, Tacoma, Washington, April, 2007
Exhibit, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, Washington, March, 2007
Small Treasures Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2007
Step Up To The Plate Exhibition, American Association of Woodturners, 2006
Small Treasures Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 2006
Arts of the Terrace, Mountlake Terrace, Washington, 2005
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, Washington, 2005
Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, Washington, 2004

Demonstrations / Teaching

Southern Arizona Woodturners Association, Phoenix, AZ, Nov, 2009
Prescott Area Woodturners, Prescott, AZ, Nov, 2009
Inland Northwest Woodturners, Spokane, WA, Oct, 2009
Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium, West Harrison, IN, Oct, 2009
American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, Jun, 2009
Skagit Valley Woodturning Club, Mount Vernon, WA, Apr, 2009
Showcase Woodworking Show, Saratoga Springs, NY, Mar, 2009
Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium, Loveland, CO, Sep, 2008
Northwest Woodturners Club, Portland, OR, Sep, 2008
Utah Woodturning Symposium, Orem, UT, May, 2008
Woodturners of Olympia, Olympia, WA, Apr, 2008
Mid-Columbia Woodturners, Kennewick, WA, Mar, 2008
Artist Connect, Edmonds, WA, Feb, 2008
Victoria Woodturners, Victoria, B.C., Canada, Jan, 2008
Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium, West Harrison, IN, Oct, 2007
West Coast Round-Up Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Sep, 2007
American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Portland, OR, Jun, 2007
Skagit Valley Woodturning Club, Mount Vernon, WA, Oct, 2006
South Puget Sound Woodturning Club, Fife, WA, Sep, 2006
American Association of Woodturners Symposium, Louisville, KY, Jun, 2006
Seattle AAW Chapter, Redmond, WA, Jun, 2006
Woodcentral Gathering, Elijay, GA, Apr, 2006
Olympic Peninsula Woodturners, Bremerton, WA, Apr, 2006

Selected Publications

American Woodturner Journal, "Woodturning in Basic Black", Winter, 2007
The Gourd Magazine, "Making & Use of Home-Made Brands", Winter, 2006
Woodturning Design, "Bowl with the Branded Rim", Winter, 2006
American Woodturning Journal, Page One, Winter, 2005
Woodturning Design, Designer's Showcase, 2005
Packard Woodworks Catalog, Cover photo, Fall, 2005
More Woodturning, "Molly's Branding Process", Vol. 9, #4, May, 2004

Gallery Representation

American Art Company; Tacoma, Washington
Art Merchant International; Monroe, Washington
del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Semantics Gallery; Edmonds, Washington

Artist Statement

I was introduced to woodturning while in high school, but it wasn't until 22 years later that I again stepped in front of a lathe. In 1998, I sold my Vocational Rehabilitation business so I could be home with my growing family. At the time, my husband presented me with a lathe of my own, but I wouldn't have the opportunity to work with it regularly until my children reached school age.

A brief exploration in pottery introduced me to the importance of form and design, the foundation to any embellishment of my turning, be it branding, pyrography, coloring, texturing, or carving. I endeavor to make wood pieces that pursue excellence of form and beg to be picked up and caressed.

When exploring a source of inspiration for my surface enhancements, I looked to my interests in Native American and prehistoric art. Since childhood I have been facinated by the creative expression of native North American cultures, petroglyphs of the Columbia Plateau of the Northwest, as well as the cave art of Lascaux, France and Altimira, Spain. My artwork reflects their influences.