Sunday, July 31, 2005

Josh Williams Runs the Table in Vegas

Art Pentz, one of the RCC woodworking program instructors, who attended the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas sends the following report:

"I'm pleased to report that the RCC Fine and Creative Woodworking program was extremely successful in the Student Design Competition at the AWFS fair in Las Vegas. All entries from RCC received recognition from the judges:

Dan Overby received an honorable mention for his demilune table

Josh Williams swept the competition by receiving 5(!) awards:

First place (traditional chair category) for his corner chair.

First place (traditional case goods category) for his block front desk.

"Best in Show" for the desk - this means his piece was selected over all entries by the judges regardless of category.

"Peoples Choice Award" - voted on by attendees of the AWFS show as the best piece in the competition.

"Craftsmanship Award" - bestowed by Fine Woodworking editors as the piece exhibiting the best craftsmanship in the competition.

I expect Josh and his desk will be in all the woodworking magazines over the next few months - he has also received several employment inquiries from attendees at the show.

Congratulations to Dan and Josh for their fine work and professional representation of RCC at the show."

(Click photo for larger view.)

Josh and his desk

Front View of Desk

Desk Side View

Desk Foot Detail

Josh's Corner Chair

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