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AWFS Fresh Wood Award

I was asked to create the 2021 Fresh Wood Best of Show Trophy. I am so honored to be in the company of those who have made them before me: Sam Maloof, Garry Knox Bennett, Paul Schürch, and Judson Beaumont.

I completed the sculpture and its on its way to AWFS; I will be presenting it on Thursday 22nd 2021.

Credit: Scott Grove

Entitled Pursuit, this 13″ x 3″ x 16″h sculpture is made of domestic curly maple, FRP, and 24k gold leaf. Its circular form represents the evolution of a woodworker’s career: a continuous search to create something unique, reaching for one’s personal gold standard of accomplishment in craftsmanship and design. The interior “bark” adds whimsey and interest: bark could never be bent in such a way, and woodworkers in-the-know will be captivated by it and possibly mystified. I created it by taking a mold off real bark, casting it in FRP, applying it to the interior curve, and painting it to appear real.

Please let me know if you would like high-res photography or any other information. Thank you for your consideration.

Here is how I made it.

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