As editors we view the promotion and advancement of woodfiring and wood-fired ceramics as part of The Log Book's broader remit. We consider that supporting, encouraging, and acknowledging young and emerging woodfirers is particularly important. Towards this end, in 2007 we established The Log Book Award, which is made to artists based on work selected from exhibitions held to coincide with specialist woodfire conferences and other events. Four Awards have been made to date.
The Log Book Award - 2007|
Valued at US$500
This, the first award was for a student category and was presented to Lindsay Oesterritter (USA) during the NCECA conference exhibitions in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Jurors: Joe Molinaro and Rand Heazlitt.
Lindsay Oesterritter, Utah State University, 2007.
Platter by Lindsay Oesterritter 38x38cm 2007. High iron stoneware, reduction cooling.
See 'Cottonwood, Cooling and Colour' by Lindsay Oesterritter published in issue 30 of The Log Book
See 'Place to Place' by Lindsay Oesterritter published in issue 41 of The Log Book
The Log Book Award - 2008|
Valued at AU$600
The second award was for an 'Emerging Woodfirer' category and was presented to Su Hanna (AU) by Janet Mansfield during the Sturt Woodfire conference Mittagong, NSW, Australia.
Left to Right: Robert Sanderson, Su Hanna, Janet Mansfield, and Coll Minogue.
Longing for Rain by Su Hanna, 25cm in height, 2008. White stoneware and felspathic glazes.
See 'Firing at Strathfieldsaye' by Su Hanna published in issue 28 of The Log Book, 2006.
See Su Hanna's contribution in the Sturt Woodfire Conference review published in
issue 34 of The Log Book, 2008.
The Log Book Award - 2010|
Valued at EUR€500
The third award was for a 'Young Woodfirer' category and was presented to Charlotte Enders (D) during the First European Woodfire Conference, Bröllin Castle, Germany.
Vase by Charlotte Enders, 21cm in height, 2010. Stoneware.
The Log Book Award - 2011|
Valued at AU$750
The fourth award was for an 'Emerging Woodfirer' category and was presented to Michael Stephan (AU) during Woodfire TAS, Deloraine, Tasmainia, Australia.
Chimney Form, Vagrant Series by Michael Stephan, 40cm in height, 2011.Stoneware, shino and ash glaze.