As proud lifelong Texans, Joe Adams and Erich Elfeldt of TimberFire Studio created a special tribute to the Texas Longhorn and won the Johnny Jones award at the 2016 Texas Furniture Makers Show. This was their second winning year at the annual contest featuring the best custom furniture makers in the state.
The juried exhibition is a statewide competition featuring handcrafted pieces and is sponsored by the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center in Kerrville, Texas. Only 50 to 60 pieces are chosen for exhibition each year from numerous entries. The purpose of the show is to present the work of Texas Furniture Makers to the public in a formal gallery setting and bring national attention to their one-of-a-kind handmade works of art.
This year’s expert panel of judges included Asa Christiana (former editor of Fine Woodworking), Danny Kamerath (acclaimed furniture designer/maker) and Peter Kennedy (Fine Lumber & Plywood).