On May 10-12, 1996, an ornamental turning conference was held in Kansas City at the University of Missouri Kansas City campus. At this conference, my ornamentally turned clock tower was honored by being awarded the Friendship Cup. This tradition was initiated by Mr. Roger Davies, currently serving as editor of the Bulletin of the Society of Ornamental Turners, in 1991 at Oil City, Pennsylvania with his generous personal donation of a silver trophy cup. He presented this cup to American ornamental turners on behalf of the Society of Ornamental Turners to award each year to the piece of work judged to be the best example of ornamental turning displayed at that year's exhibition and meeting. I am grateful to my OT peers who have so recognized my work. There were many examples of very beautiful work exhibited by many talented ornamental turners. To have a piece of my work singled out in such excellent company is the highest compliment that could be given. Thank you very much.
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