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Designed by Charlie Gaull as a the winner for last years 2021 West Virginia Industrial Extension Student Design Challenge!
“One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is being able to observe nature and sketch it out in a nature journal. Crayfish are one of my favorite animals and I’ve never seen a blue one, I’d really like to. My mom assigned this as the art project for the week and seeing my design come to life was amazing,” said 7th grade Student Design Challenge winner, Charlie Gaull.
Manufacturing Day provided Charlie with the opportunity to see his design go from a simple sketch to a computer-aided design, turned into a mold, and he was even able to stamp his design into molten glass. We are thrilled to share Charlie's finished product and we hope he inspires other students across WV to explore the many opportunities available in manufacturing.
As a suncatcher or window ornament these are striking. 4” in diameter. Each is slightly different due to the handmade process.
I absolutely love my suncatcher! The detail in the design is fantastic and the color just brightens up a whole window! Also - super impressed that Blenko chose to work with young artists to produce this.
The crayfish sun catcher is beautiful. Great design and color. We love it!