2nd Place: Antique Mold Design Contest

Written by Diane Rein

Congratulations to Robin Ragsdale, the 2nd place winner for our 2012 Antique Mold Design Contest!

Robin has won for her Bronze Hair Stick made from BRONZclay.

Below is Robin’s Story:

Almost 30 years ago, I graduated from college with a BFA. My main interests were ceramic sculpture and photography. In the real world I ended up being a graphic production artist.

After over 20 years working mainly with computers, I realized I wanted to use my hands again. That’s when I heard about PMC and knew I’d love it.

I took a 1-day class in 2006 and never looked back.

I love using Cool Tools Antique Molds in my work. I used the Trumpet Vine mold for my bronze clay hair stick and embellished it with Accent Silver and labradorite cabochons.

The inspiration for this piece was the need to get my hair off my neck while doing art fairs in the hot summer.”

Robin’s design is simple and elegant. The execution of the piece is clean and balanced. The addition of Accent Silver makes this design a stand out.

Robin will receive a $200 Cool Tools gift certificate for her 2nd place finish. Help us congratulate Robin on her beautiful entry.

Only one position remaining! The 1st place winner of the 2012 Cool Tools May Antique Mold Design Contest will be announced tomorrow. There were so many beautiful pieces submitted and it was so hard to pick a winner!

Be sure to check back for the exciting 1st place announcement!

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June 14, 2012

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