Pottery Club Wins Again at State Fair

Pottery Club Wins Again at State Fair

Pottery Club Wins Again at State Fair

By Kai Rambow

“I saw a program on PBS about ugly face jugs and I became inspired,” reflected Terrie McNamara.  “I had also just broken a pot on the kiln and said ‘Oh, my gosh, perfect teeth.’ I wanted to do this as a challenge.”  That personal challenge resulted in a first place ribbon at the state fair.

With something different, a huge jug, Sue Bederka and Jack Libby won a second place ribbon.  It took longer to get the detailing done, than it did to create the big jug.

Impressively detailed work by Michele Miller won her a first and second place ribbon.  “Whimsical is what I love doing.  The fairy house one can put a candle in there,” enthused Miller.

The pottery club has once again competed well. Congratulations to all the winners.

IN THE PHOTO: From left to right, Terrie McNamara, Sue Bederka, and Michele Miller with winning pottery pieces and ribbons.

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Jan Ring Quilter Extraordinaire

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Jan Ring Quilter Extraordinaire

By Paula Lickfeldt

Jan Ring has been sewing since she was a youngster in 4H. She began quilting when she moved to Florida in 1984. Since that time, Jan has made many quilts and quite a few of them have taken ribbons in various quilt shows including the Florida State Fair.

During the Pandemic, Jan decided that she needed a project that would take the place of eating. Corona the Elephant came to life.

This wall hanging was made from a pattern by Violet Craft, a well-known modern pattern designer. The pattern allows for your own fabric selections. Jan chose bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics (and others) for her bold elephant and embellished it with a trinket from the Nearly New. Corona was exhibited at the Florida State Fair and it won a second place award.

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First Time Entrant Wins Best of Show

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First Time Entrant Wins Best of Show

By Kai Rambow

“I hadn’t expected to do well,” shared Bradd Robinson. Robinson joined the Stained Glass club only two years ago, and this was his first competition. Robinson walked away with three ribbons including first place and best in show.

Robinson had zero desire to do stained glass. A friend persuaded him to become involved in a project and Robinson became hooked. He credits the mentoring and friendships in the club for his success. “Having an amazing mentor is very important,” he noted.

While most contestants entered stain glass panels, Robinson entered a trio of vases. These are very challenging because the measurements have to be exact.  At the Florida State Fair, the judges have the ability to leave comments.  More than one judge commented on the near perfect technical aspects of Robinson’s work.

Congratulations to Robinson and the Stained Glass club. Over the years it has always been a pleasure to meet newcomers to a club who’ve never participated in a sport or activity before, and then go on to win major recognition. What have you always wanted to try? It’s almost never too late to start something new.

IN THE PHOTO: Bradd Robinson with his winning artwork. The three tallest vases were entered as a trio and won first place, and then best of show. The smaller vase in the center won third place.

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Sun City Center Photo Club Announces Winners

Sun City Center Photo Club Announces Winners

On Tuesday, September 10, club photographers submitted images to be judged by expert, Al Churilla. We received many great entries, and the evening proved to be pleasantly challenging.

In the Digital Color category, at the Master Level, two photographers tied for first place, receiving perfect scores. Carol Feldhauser received a gold award for “Pink Puff” and Jack Migliore received a gold for “Mom Let Me Explain.” At the Advanced Level, two photographers also tied for first place.  Ann Jacques received a gold for “Country Church And Lupine Flowers.” Barbara Klimczak took the gold for “Protecting Baby and P.S. I Love You.” At the Intermediate Level, Tom Bredesen took first place with “Autumn Mist “ and Charles Davanzo also received first place for “ Time Gone By.” In the Unassigned category, Joe Sciafani received a gold for “Dream Boat.”

In the Monochrome Digital category, at the Master Level, Carol Feldhauser received a gold  for “Wave Runner ” while Bobbie Ray took second with “After The Storm. ” In the Unassigned category, Joe Sciafani received a gold award for “Angles.”

In the Digital Creative category, at the Masters level, Robert Miller took the gold award for “Raining Umbrellas.”  Receiving the silver were Pat Jones with “Bell Shape Flowers” and Bobbie Ray with “Phalaenopsis Swag.” At the Advanced level, Kathy Vitale  received a gold award for “Ocean Bowl.” She also received two silver awards for “Chihuly Meets Van Gogh and “Night Fishing.” Bruno Graziano received a silver for “Wrinkled Copper Pot.” At the Intermediate level, Rose Stack  took first with “Happy Hour Drink.” In the Unassigned category, Sue McBride won the gold award for “Canyon Geometrics,” while Joe Sciafani received the silver award for “Drops Of Patriotism.”

In the Color Print Category, at the Advanced Level, two photographers tied for first place. Kathy Griffith received a gold award for “Perennial Aster” and Gary Pate for “Kool Kitty.” In the Monochrome Print Category, at the Master Level, Robert Miller received two gold awards for “Polytechnic Reflection” and also for “Reflective Convergence.” At the Advanced Level, Bruno Graziano received  a perfect score for “Three Amigos.“ Gary Pate took the silver with “Knight.“ At the Unassigned Level, Joe Sciafani received a gold award for “Handsome Heron.” 

      

In the Creative Print category at the  Masters level, Madlyn Blom  won the gold award for “Run Like The Wind.“  Bob Miller received the silver for “Painted Lily Fractal.” At the Advanced Level,  Kathy Griffith received a gold award for “Zinnia In Ink.”

Congratulations to all of our club winners! For more information about our club and the many opportunities available to you when you become a member, please visit www.photoclubscc.com.

 

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