I am lucky to be chosen by American Craft Week for this honor. They searched for "exceptional craftspeople who began their working lives in a career other than craft. We wanted to know their stories, particularly what led them to craft and why they find this way of life satisfying and successful.
We thank everyone who entered this year’s contest. We were amazed at the number, quality and diversity of nominations.
In the jurying process, The ACW National Committee looked for these characteristics:
Excellence in design and skill level
An impressive body of work
The artist’s story of how he/she switched professions to embrace craft
A strong measure of professional success as a crafts person"
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