It’s no secret that Sunset Hill Stoneware’s pottery makes for some beautiful, unique coffee mugs. But, our potters’ creative skills extend far beyond the drinking and cooking vessels we make for people, parks and businesses all over the world. Recently, we teamed up with Discover Mediaworks to create some one-of-a-kind stoneware pottery trophies unlike any other award.
Best known for its television work with Discover Wisconsin, Into the Outdoors and Boondock Nation, Discover Mediaworks is often on Wisconsin Public Television and commercials all over the country.
During late September 2018, Discover Mediaworks hosted a company retreat with trophies for upstanding members of the organization. Some of the awards for the retreat included the Integrity Award, the Role Model Award, the Creator’s Award and more.
In order to make the awards a little more special, Discover Mediaworks approached us. They asked us about creating some special trophies for this occasion. Since it was a change of pace from our usual mugs and steins, we were up to the challenge.
The unique trophies we developed were unlike anything else we’ve made before. They featured flame-like spikes at the top and an otherwise sleek, curving shape. On the medallions were the name of the award and the winner, along with a flame containing the company’s logo. The trophies were then glazed and fired in our orange and black Tigers Eye glaze to complete their burning look.
Admittedly, everyone at Sunset Hill Stoneware was a little afraid of how fragile the tops of the trophies were, to the extent that we delivered them ourselves so they wouldn’t break in transit. A member of our team drove all six trophies down to Madison in his car to ensure their safety.
A spokeswoman from Discover Mediaworks told us that the trophies were a hit. These trophies were a welcome challenge for Sunset Hill Stoneware, and it just goes to show our capabilities. We don’t just make coffee mugs—we can make even bigger works of art as trophies or even more.