The 2016 DIY and Pro Projects contest that recently came to a close produced hundreds of phenomenal entries! In fact, we received so many outstanding entries that we had to expand our prize pool! Judging was an enjoyably difficult task. The range of projects spanned from small pieces of jewelry to off road vehicles, making the choice of the winning entry even more challenging.
Ultimately we decided that the top winning entry for this contest would be the CliShay Steam Locomotive, entered by Evan Guinta, of California. We chose this entry for the broad use of materials and demonstration of multiple fabrication techniques required to produce the piece. Congratulations to Evan!
Our next selection for winner is a submission from Dave Rittinger, of Brooklyn, NY. His entry, called “Galactic”, stunned us all with the use of form, negative space, light and shadow. This piece, along with additional works of art, are for sale by the artist. Congratulations to Dave for this will designed and crafted luminary sculpture!
The third selected submission represents a piece designed with ingenuity, creativity and indulgence in the joy of mechanical creation. This piece, titled “Spirograph”, was submitted by Sean Cusack of Oakland, CA, and was designed to be an interactive work of art. Sean works at his studio, Sheet Metal Alchemist, designing small and large scale art installations for public and private collections.
With our final selection for this contest we chose an entry that gives a nod to metal working through the ages. Titled Cuirass & Pauldrons, this entry from Josh Davis, of Oakland, CA, is an excellent example of fine metal working – requiring years of dedication and perfecting the the craft to achieve phenomenal results in finish, form and function.
We extend our gratitude to all of the OnlineMetals community for participating in this contest. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog and Facebook as we continue to share more amazing metal projects.