HCC grads win woodworking awards

art hccwoodHaywood Community College Professional Crafts Wood graduate Samantha Mallard and current student Brandon Skupski won the Design Emphasis contest at the International Woodworking Fair.

Design Emphasis is an awards program geared toward offering design students an opportunity to demonstrate not only their talent, but also originality before a judging panel of furniture industry designers, manufacturing and retail executives, and members of the trade press who have design-oriented backgrounds.

Out of 150 entries from design schools across the country, 50 were selected as finalists. Mallard was announced winner in the Commercial/Office/Hospitality category with her Courting Chair. Brandon Skupski claimed top finish in the Accent Furniture/Tables category for his X-Flat Table.

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