SBC X Marks the Spot

The various parts of SBC X waiting to be put together ©2018 WTEK nickel, copper, brass
SBC X side ©2018 WTEK nickel, copper, brass

Well, I did it again. I was able to complete my 10th (!) Super Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday!

A bottom look at the base ©2018 WTEK nickel, copper, brass

This one stared out with the air chased sample I made last year, which I then cut up and then pierced holes into. These were added onto a wonky, vaguely triangle shaped, bowl that I sink. It was cut up to accommodate these holey nickel pieces.

Another side view ©2018 WTEK nickel, copper, brass

I created a base out of one of the bits I had cut out of the bowl, then riveted the whole thing together after sanding and patinating it. Now the only thing it needs is a name. What do you think about Kidney Vortex? (hahaha)

Please, if you participated this year, link your blog to this post and I will vreate a participants page later in the week!

The inside look at SBC X ©2018 WTEK nickel, copper, brass

SBC 10 is Coming Up Fast

Bowl Silhouette ©2018 WTEK

Can you believe that this is the TENTH YEAR for the Super Bowl Challenge? Neither can I! In 2018 the Super Bowl is on February 4th which is two weeks from today, so get busy designing the bowl you want to make this year.

What the net part will kind of look like ©2018 WTEK

The design I’m working on this year hearkens back to Ebb & Flow. I am going to have some smoother spots and then some cut-out spots as well. This is my opportunity to use some sample pieces I worked on while demonstrating at the PA Guild of Craftsmen last Fall.

Bowl & sample piece ©2018 WTEK

So get your thinking caps on, get into your studio/kitchen/garage/creative space and get cracking! This year you can post your images on a future post I will mention here, on the 2018 SBC Facebook Page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SBC2018.

SBC VIII – Won’t You Join Us?

~February 7th, 2016~

SBC VIII banner

SBCs of Past Participants
SBCs of Past Participants

It’s time once again to make a bowl. Not just any sort of bowl, but a SUPER bowl. For the last 8 years I have been making a bowl on Super Bowl Sunday and inviting you to join in on the fun. The last couple of years have been pretty sparse as far as additional participants go, so if you’ve ever felt the urge to join in, do it THIS YEAR.

Formed and taped into place ©2015 WTEK
You could even tape your bowl together…

Seriously, it doesn’t have to be a big bowl, a fancy bowl, or a metal bowl. I work hard to make mine special, but I love to see diversity. Make a bowl out of bread, make one out of toothpicks, heck, you can even DRAW a bowl. The point is that we’re in it together to try and have fun even if we don’t like football. If you do like football, you can start early in the day (or even way before hand) just try to finish it on that Sunday. I always try to get it done before kick-off just to give myself a deadline.

Make sure to share your bowl (and clue me in to where to find it.) I love doing a post of all the participants’ pieces. It’s fun to see how many different interpretations of “bowl” are out there. There is a Super Bowl Challenge 2016 Flickr group set-up where we can display our finished products and I’ll showcase some of them right here on my blog.  There is a Super Bowl Challenge Facebook event page and, if you have your own blog, show us the progress of your bowl and we can link to each other. It’s a team effort.