Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Winners Announced

Events and Contests

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 Awards

Delphi's Favorite:Mountain Meadow Surprise by Lisa Norvell

People's Choice:Copper Flowers in Raku Vasesby Lindsay Schubel

Best Use of Ring of Fire Materials:The American Dreamby 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 Awards

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

Sponsor Awards

Jen-Ken Kilns Grand Prize:Garden Whimsie by Kristin Simpson

Diamond Tech Crafts Favorite - Tie:Love Blooms Eternal by Tonya Boggs

ANDFiery 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

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Julie Bedford

Julie Bedford

Julie graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Communications. She worked as a marketing director and graphic designer before coming to work for Delphi as social media manager. Her mother is an artist and inspired Julie's love for art and creativity at a young age. Her hobbies include writing, crafting and social networking.