Market Street Shoes
2232 NW Market Street
Washington pyrographer Rachelle Wirfs looks to the rich plant and animal life found in the cold waters and surrounding green forests of Puget Sound for her primary source of inspiration. Celtic, Japanese and Mexican Folk Art influences have crept into some of her work as well. Pyrography--literally "fire writing"--can be done on a variety of surfaces, but Wirfs prefers to burn her designs onto cherry, pine and basswood. The individual character and grain of the wood determines the design best matched to that piece. Her goal is to create art with a pleasing tactile quality."