Monday night was the big reveal for the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen’s 2014 Group Challenge.
Basically, teams of 2-3 YBC artisans, each person of which works in a different medium, create an object based on a particular theme. This year’s theme was “Earth, Wind, and Fire” which each team was to use to define the direction of the finished piece. We were free to interpret this theme any way we wanted to using the elements, the 70s band, or anything else as the inspiration.
You can see that each team went in different directions and created totally unique pieces. I loved seeing how different everything turned out and the disparity of the themes and media used.
Then we everyone who attended the meeting go t to vote on their favorites in each of three categories. You can see the winners below. You might even find a familiar face in there.
Best Integration of Disparate Media
Best Interpretation of Theme
After those awards were announced (with cute prizes like dirt themed desserts and pinwheels,) there was a special President’s Award for Camaraderie and Facebook Noteriety. Guess who won that one? That’s right, the Alchemists were double winners!
But truly, all the teams were winners because each piece was so creative and unique. I know I was able to start thinking in different ways by participating in this challenge. It really is different designing with other people. Christine, Don, and I were lucky that we meshed so well. I love how Elemental turned out.
Which one was your favorite? Would you ever work in a collaboration like this?