Annual MHA Design/Build Contest
The MHA sponsors an annual Masonry Heater & Oven Design/Build contest with three categories: Masonry Heaters, Bake Ovens, and Masonry.Â Three expert judges assign points to each entry without knowing who the entrant is.Â Judging is done based on aesthetics, skill in craftsmanship, creative use of materials, and overall design.
2011 ContestÂ WinnersÂ Â Â 2012 ContestÂ Winners (coming soon)
2012 MHA Design/Build Contest
Thank you to judgesÂ Stephen Bushway, current president, and Glen Overk, and Norbert Senf, both past presidents of the MHA.The following are the winners of the 2012 Contest:
Masonry Heater Category
First Place: Dan Givens Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd. Ester AK PH 907-474-3465 email@example.com
Second Place: Jessica Steinhauser, Stonehouse Pottery, Guelph, Ontario, CA
Custom tile design and construction by Jessia Steinhouser.Â Jessica is a professional potter and tile maker. Â
Bake Oven Category
First Place: Historic oven rebuild by project by Mike Wurzbacher and Walt Kelly
Mike Wurzbacher, Squirrel Tail Ovens, Red Lion, PAÂ www.squirreltailovens.org firstname.lastname@example.org Â and Walt Kelly, Fire and Stone Masonry, Danville, PA 17821 PH 570-275-2619 email@example.com Â _________________________________________________________
Outdoor kitchen project by Hendrick Lepel
First Place:Â Hendrick Lepel,Â Bakehus, Ireland/Germany
Ph 00353 86 8838400
This custom designed mediterranean Outdoor Kitchen by Hendrik Lepel consists of an open bar area, a chef’s kitchen with a stainless steel charcoal grill and pizza oven as well as a dining area with a Rumford fireplace and a cozy seating corner.
Second Place:Â Dan Peltier and Jay Krabel, Design Masonry, LLC.,Â Tomah, WI 64660Â PH 608-387-9449 www.designmasonryllc.com
Stone fireplace, 5â€ thick stone hearth, mantels, valance arch with key stone, and Alder wood pillars. The 16′ wide shelf is 40 inches deep on the sides for future animal mounts.Â This project included two other fireplaces and the entire exterior of the house finished in Owens Corning Ledgestone mix.
Stone stream and waterfall by Dan Givens, Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd.
Third Place:Â Dan Givens,Â Stonecastle Masonry, Ltd, Ester AK 99725 PH 907-474-3465 www.damasonry.com
Â Other Entries worthy of mention:
Masonry heater/bake oven by Max and Eva Edleson, Firespeaking, Deadwood, Oregon 541-964-3536 www.firespeaking.com
Man-made stone two-sided circulatingÂ fireplace and chimneyÂ by Gene Padgitt, HearthMasters, Inc.Kansas City, MIssouriÂ www.chimkc.com
Media: Please visit the Media page forÂ high-resolution photos of more projects by our members. Prior year contest photos will be posted soon.
Last modified: February 15, 2013, by max
Created: May 22, 2012, by marge