Big Brain Awards

Brandon Boetto: 2013 Big Brain Awards Finalist, Craft

You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2013 Finalists.

Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 27, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists.

Up today: Brandon Boetto

Brandon Boetto's work is heavy -- but not as heavy as you'd expect.

The industrial designer deals in concrete. It's not just any concrete, though. Boetto explains that the mixture he uses is high-performance, meaning it's extremely durable and ideal for use in furniture and home accessories. Sure, heavy items can be crafted, but small pieces, like coasters and bookends, are lighter than they look.

See also: - Announcing the 2013 Big Brain Finalists - Artopia/Big Brain Awards 2013: Call for Craft Vendors

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