Community Working Group posts: Crafting the 2021 Aaron Winborn Award

A few years ago, during our preparations for the 2018 Aaron Winborn Award, we had the idea that the award should be created by a community member. 

Rachel Lawson, a former member of the Drupal Community Working Group’s conflict resolution team, created hand-blown glass awards for both the 2018 and 2019 winners, Kevin Thull and Leslie Glynn. Last year, Bo Shipley created the award for Baddý Breidert. We were lucky to have Bo create the award for this year’s winner as well, AmyJune Hineline

Bo crafted the awards out of leather – stacking, gluing, carving, then oiling the leather into its final shape and finish. He was generous to share some photos of the process.

Sanding the stacked leather
Sanding the stacked leather.

Applying the stencil
Applying the stencil.

Cutting and chiseling the design.
Cutting and chiseling the design.

Cutting and chiseling the design.
Cutting and chiseling the design.

Closeup of the texture.
Closeup of the texture.

Mounting to the base.
Mounting to the base.

Mounting to the base.
Mounting to the base.

We cannot thank Bo enough for donating his time and talent for this project!

If you are interested in crafting a future Aaron Winborn Award, please let us know at drupal-cwg at drupal dot org!
 


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