Ann has an exciting new project to share–she was commissioned by the Oregon State Land Board to create a series of small landscape pieces which will be turned into award plaques for this year’s winners of the State Land Board Awards. Ann is grateful for the honor of being chosen for this project, as the awards recognize work in areas Ann finds valuable. The Oregon State website describes these awards as follows:
The State Land Board Awards were established in 2004 to recognize worthy projects and efforts that promote responsible, sustainable stewardship of state resources or benefit Department of State Lands-related programs.
Julie Curtis, with the Board’s communication department, provided Ann with photos of areas around the state where the land board has done work this year, which were beautiful and inspiring. The finished pieces will be 6″x5″, which is a smaller scale than most of Ann’s work. This project was a fun change of pace!
Ann has been hard at work since Christmas. Here’s a look at the award pieces as they go into the kiln:
And another look as they come out! Can you match up the before-and-afters?
The pieces will next be cold-worked (smoothing and polishing the edges) before they are finished. She is very happy with the way they came out, and hopes that the award recipients will be as well!