Boilermaker wins sculpture comp
ASHLEY Spry’s winning sculpture for the 2017 Orange Festival will become a permanent fixture at his home and a reminder of the big win.
“To be honest with you this is actually going to become my letter box now,” Mr Spry said.
“I was already working on it when I showed my mum because she loves all arts and crafts and she was impressed and said I should enter it into the competition.”
With that decision Mr Spry had to readjust his planned schedule to complete the sculpture.
“I was actually nearly finished it when I showed it to mum, it wasn’t really ready yet so I had to rush it a bit towards the end to make it in for this,” Mr Spry said.
A boilermaker by trade, Mr Spry channelled those skills into the 2017 Orange Festival Sculpture Competition but still enjoys doing some metal work for enjoyment in his spare time.
The sculpture, made up of metal and wood he sourced from his property, was judged the best at the Orange Festival Wine and Cheese Night on Friday night.
“We were just travelling home that night so unfortunately we missed it,” Mr Spry said.
Expectations were kept at a minimum though.
“Because everyone who saw it liked it, I was still unsure how it would go in the competition,” Mr Spry said.
“But I am pretty happy
METAL WORK: Ashley Spry and his sons with his 2017 Orange Festival sculpture winner.