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AWFS announces 2023 Fresh Wood trophy maker

Brian Boggs, a furniture maker in Asheville, N.C., will provide the Best of Show Trophy for the 2023 Fresh Wood student competition at AWFS.

From 1999 to 2013, the original Fresh Wood Best of Show Trophy was made by Sam Maloof. After his passing, AWFS® invited master craftsman and marquetry expert, Paul Schürch, to design a trophy. In 2017, AWFS gave Garry Knox Bennett free reign to create something symbolic of his impressive body of work, with a nod to his famous Nail Cabinet. Judson Beaumont created the 2019 Best of Show trophy based off his iconic piece “The Apple Cabinet”. In 2021, Scott Grove made a stunning one-of-a-kind trophy featuring bent veneer and a live edge.

Boggs’ trophy will be presented to the Best of Show winner at the Student Awards Ceremony on July 27.