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To make one’s living following your heart’s desire is wonderful, to do this with your partner is even more wonderful.

In the mid 70’s heading north, Bill Wright found himself in Eugene and, deciding to make this community his base, Bill began to work in stained glass. Showing his work at the Saturday Market in 1976, he was then accepted into the Oregon Country Fair in 1980. Bill moved from glass to leather and then began in the late 80’s to study jewelry making, in particular reticulated silver.

After receiving a degree in Fine Art, and then taking a few years off to begin a family of four, Cathleen Coulson-Keegan, in the early 70’s, began her graphic art studio called Touch the Earth™, exhibiting and selling at galleries and local art fairs. Beginning a new life in 1987, arriving in Eugene from a different direction, the Midwest, Cathy and kids moved into a…

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  • Joined July 18, 2008

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Bamboo fabric, Silk fabric, Fiberglass, Steel, peace, compassion, energy

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About

To make one’s living following your heart’s desire is wonderful, to do this with your partner is even more wonderful.

In the mid 70’s heading north, Bill Wright found himself in Eugene and, deciding to make this community his base, Bill began to work in stained glass. Showing his work at the Saturday Market in 1976, he was then accepted into the Oregon Country Fair in 1980. Bill moved from glass to leather and then began in the late 80’s to study jewelry making, in particular reticulated silver.

After receiving a degree in Fine Art, and then taking a few years off to begin a family of four, Cathleen Coulson-Keegan, in the early 70’s, began her graphic art studio called Touch the Earth™, exhibiting and selling at galleries and local art fairs. Beginning a new life in 1987, arriving in Eugene from a different direction, the Midwest, Cathy and kids moved into a home and studio on Emerald Street and into her Oregon Country Fair booth on the same weekend. By this time her work had developed into an ethnic clothing line, each piece hand screened with her original designs.

On the Solstice, in 1991, under an eclipsing full moon with a meteor shower, Cathy and Bill joined their lives, but it was in 1994, when they joined in sharing their Oregon Country Fair booth that the die was cast and they began to work together. Using his fabrication skills Bill crafted the frames and Cathy designed and printed the silk used on the lamps and lanterns. Cathy creates the designs for the prayer flags and scrolls and hand prints on silk and Bill fabricates the lanterns and puts everything together!

Today Cathy and Bill’s home, studio and garden are located in Veneta where they are working together with delight and passion on a meditative bamboo garden.

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