CHICAGO – May 2, 2012– R.S. Owens hosted The Balvenie Rare Craft Roadshow, May 2, during their tour across America.
The Balvenie Ambassador of the road show, Nicholas Pollacchi, arrived in the Balvenie’s official Morgan roadster, the Mary Rose.Nicholas interviewed R.S.Owens’ master mold maker Chris Rowe, who was putting the finishing touches on a thirteen-part mold.This mold is one of the most complex that R.S.Owens has created.Each part is a precisely fit portion of a figure, which all comes together like a 3D jigsaw puzzle.After the parts are fitted, a handle is added to each tiny part so the artisan who casts the figure can remove each piece with heavy protective gloves.
The Balvenie road show has visited over 100 artisans across the USA.How does R.S.Owens stack up?Nicholas notes, “Of all the places that we have seen…this is very unique.What stands out is the dedication and hands on experience, I expected it to be [more automated]…it’s [amazing] to see something made in America that’s so beautiful and handcrafted to this high quality standard.”
Nicholas Pollacchi, The Balvenie Ambassador, USA Custom Etched Commemorative Label
with Chris Rowe, R.S. Owens, Master Mold Maker
In honor of the visit, R.S.Owens presented The Balvenie with a bottle of their own scotch customized with a hand-fabricated etched and oxidized satin silver label and oxidized and matching silver cap.
The Balvenie Rare Craft Road show was created to honor time-honored artistic traditions and R.S.Owens is thrilled to host the show and their salute to American craftspeople like our very own Chris Rowe.For more about the visit to R.S.Owens and to see the photos from the visit including the thirteen-part mold, visit the Balvenie website: http://www.thebalvenie.com/en-us/roadshow/news/
R.S. Owens has been producing and designing many of the world’s most prestigious and coveted awards for over 73 years. With a firm commitment to creativity, quality and craftsmanship, R.S. Owens has grown into the largest manufacturer of premier awards in the world. The Oscar®, Emmy, Cotton Bowl, Pepsi 500, American Idol and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards highlight the expansive list of honors produced by R.S. Owens.Information on the company may be found at rsowens.com or pictureframes.net.