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Master Craftsman Produces 2014 Homecoming Awards

Published September 30, 2014
Sebastian Castro adding finishing touches Chief and Princess awards

Sebastian Castro adding finishing touches Chief and Princess awards

Previous homecomingEach fall, Master Craftsman Studio produces the Chief and Princess awards to be presented at Homecoming. This is always a popular project for MCS interns to work on as it is part of our universities unique heritage and traditions. The original Princess award was carved in wood by Fred Holschuh in 1958. Mr. Holschuh was a sculptor with the Bauhaus in Germany and later joined the faculty of FSU where he continued to teach sculpture. In 1970, Doby Flowers was one of the last Homecoming Princesses to receive the wooden version when she became the first African American Homecoming Princess of FSU.

In 2010, Master Craftsman was approached by the Alumni Association to create a Chief award to go with the Princess. This new addition was sculpted by our then undergraduate student, Zach Skenes. It was an honor for one of our students to have the opportunity to create this special award. Each sculpture measures 22” and rests on a base with a plaque. The sculptures currently used are creating using our unique faux bronze process and are highly polished by hand to a luminous bronze finish.