The Ring of Fire Artist Challenge, lasting from May-June, sparked the interest of artists of varied media all across the country. While Delphi received entries of paper, glass, ceramics, wire, jewelry, etc., it was a select group of 10 products that united them all.
Every eligible entry incorporated at least one of 10 unique products making up the Ring of Fire. These products included copper metal mesh, millifiori, clear glaze, dichroic scrap, recycled glass tiles, metallic tiles, color slide, krafty blok, fine silver wire and pressed flowers. Below is a complete list of contest winners.
Congratulations to Grand Prize winner of the Jen-Ken Deluxe EZ-Pro Kiln, Kristin Simpson, with her Garden Whimsie entry. Also, congratulations to Lisa Norvell for her Mountain Meadow Surprise entry which will be featured in an upcoming Delphi catalog. Stay tuned for other great contests like this one in the near future!
Delphi's Favorite: Mountain Meadow Surprise by Lisa Norvell
People's Choice: Copper Flowers in Raku Vases by Lindsay Schubel
Best Use of Ring of Fire Materials: The American Dream by Brenda Gartman
Hottest Project for the Summer: Garden Whimsie by Kristin Simpson
Most Inspirational: Fiery Peacock by Lynn Felts
Most Creative: Curious Bluebird by Brenda Gartman
Best Use of Recycled Materials: Upcycled Tulip Shelf by Janice Switzer
Best Beginner Project: The Right Way is Left by Janet Baugher
Best Advanced Project: Panda Mosaic Table by Robert Turton
Best Project for Any Skill Level: Love Blooms Eternal by Tonya Boggs
ArtFire's Favorite: The Right Way is Left by Janet Baugher
Most Unique: Geisha with Parasol by Kelly Smith
People's Choice ArtFire Member: House Fire at Number 3 by Su Chism
Jen-Ken Kilns Grand Prize: Garden Whimsie by Kristin Simpson
Diamond Tech Crafts Favorite - Tie: Love Blooms Eternal by Tonya Boggs
AND Fiery Peacock by Lynn Felts
Glass Patterns Quarterly's Favorite: Serendipity by Lidia Anderson
Glass Craftsman's Favorite: Serendipity by Lidia Anderson
Wardell Publications' Favorite: Garden Whimsie by Kristin Simpson