Our local club ‘Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild’ http://www.ovwg.org/ has two themed contests each year. I try to enter each one. Each contest presents a challenge and encourages me to try something out of my comfort zone. Our rules require moving up to the next class when you win a ‘First Place’ in you class. I am now in the ‘Master’ class competing with some very talented club members. It may be a while before win a first in this class.
I hope you enjoy my ‘winners’ as much as I enjoyed making them.
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My first blue ribbon in OVWG Novice class June '08. 'Flying High' is made from 5 bowls split, glued at the rim, shaped and made into arch. Jennifer Shirley style 'wish dish' added to top
Blue ribbon winners in OVWG 'black' contest
Novice class ribbon winners
'Study in Ash' won HM in Advanced Class 'End Grain Vessel
Advanced Class winners Jan '09
Second Place June '09 Advanced Class 'Functional Bowl' contest
Advanced Class winners June '09
September '09 Second Place booth award at Loveland Juried Art Show
Honorable Mention January '10 OVWG 'Multiple Medium' contest Advanced Class
Advanced Class winners
Third Place and Peoples Choice awards June '10 'Food and Drink' contest Advanced Class
Communion Cup side 1
Communion Cup side 2
Communion Cup side 3
Communion bread & bowl
'Flying High' picked for inclusion in AAW Regional Spotlight
In AAW magazine
First place Advanced class June '11 'Cue Stick Blank' contest
Advanced Class winners June '11
Honorable Mention in Master Class 'Fit in 5 inch cube' contest January '13
Brighten Bun Candle Sticks