Annie (also known as Andrea) Koenig won second place in the gold/platinum category in the 2014 Saul Bell Design Award competition. She documented her artistic journey, from the first spark of the idea to enter the contest, through completing the piece and attending the awards dinner, on her website. This is the second in a four-chapter series. Read the first chapter of her journey here, and check back soon for chapter three!
The Saul Bell Design Award competition has two rounds of judging. For the first, designers submit their design concept only. This can be done through drawings, CAD renderings, descriptions, however the artist is best able to articulate her creative vision.
Once an artist’s design is accepted at the initial round of judging, she must actually create the physical design and send it in for the final round. During this round, the judges handle the actual piece to examine how well the design was executed, view it on a model to judge its wearability, and discuss the merits of each piece in detail. It is an intensive judging process.
In the second part of Annie’s journey to Saul Bell Award winner, you’ll learn how she begins to bring her design to life. Each of the following images links to a piece of the story from Annie’s blog. Frozen pipes and delivery delays in the dead of winter were just a couple of her obstacles!