Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 MHA Contest Results

2012 MHA Contest

The MHA sponsors an annual Design/Build contest with three categories: Masonry Heaters, Bake Ovens, and Masonry. Three expert judges assign points to each entry without knowing who the entrant is. Judging was done based on aesthetics, skill in craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and overall design. Thank you to judges Stephen Bushway, current president, and Glen Overk, and Norbert Senf, both past presidents of the MHA.The following are the winners of the 2012 Contest:

Masonry Heater Category
Custom designed stone heater and bake oven by Dan Givens

First Place: Dan Givens Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd. Ester AK
Custom designed tile masonry heater by Jessica Steinhauser

Second Place:
Jessica Steinhauser, Stonehouse Pottery, Guelph, Ontario, CA

Third Place: Custom stone masonry eater and bake oven by Paul Anderson, Dale Anderson Masonry, Inc., Allenton, WI 53002
Bake Oven Category

First Place:
Historic oven rebuild by project by Mike Wurzbacher and Walt Kelly
Mike Wurzbacher, Squirrel Tail Ovens, Red Lion, PA and Walt Kelly, Fire and Stone Masonry, Danville, PA 17821 PH 570-275-2619 _________________________________________________________
Second Place: Adobeand brick finished wood-fired bake oven by Max and Eva Edleson, Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon Ph 541-964-3536
Masonry Category
Outdoor Kitchen: Masonry design/build project by Hendrick Lepel
First Place: Hendrick Lepel, Kinsale, Co.Cork, Ireland
Ph 00353 86 8838400
Second Place: Dan Peltier and Jay Krabel, Design Masonry, LLC., Tomah, WI 64660 PH 608-387-9449
Stone stream and waterfall by Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd.
Third Place: Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd, Ester AK 99725 PH 907-474-3465
Other Entries worthy of mention:
Custom designed stone faced masonry heater by FireSpeaking, Deadwood, OR
Masonry heater/bake oven by Max and Eva Edleson, Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon 541-964-3536
Masonry fireplace by Gene Padgitt, HearthMasters, Inc. Independence, MO
Man-made stone two-sided circulating fireplace by Gene Padgitt, HearthMasters, Inc.Kansas City, MIssouri
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1 comment:

  1. The first place winner is the greatest masonry heater I've ever seen, without a question.


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