Boil­er­maker wins sculp­ture comp

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

METAL WORK: Ash­ley Spry and his sons with his 2017 Orange Fes­ti­val sculp­ture win­ner.

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