Ann Arbor’s Motawi Tileworks will design and produce a one-of-a-kind winner’s trophy for the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship. The Volvik Championship will debut May 23-29 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.
The trophy, designed by Nawal Motawi, founder and owner of Motawi Tileworks is the first of its kind for the tile company: “designing this trophy was deeply challenging and satisfying. I’m really proud of it” says Motawi.
The 12×12 inch trophy tile will be pressed on a 60-ton RAM press with a custom mold that weighs over 100-pounds. After nearly a week in the drying and kiln-firing process, the tile will be hand glazed using bulb syringes, then re-fired, creating a colorful and unique finished piece that will be presented to the tournament champion on May 29.
The Volvik LPGA Championship will support the University of Michigan’s location for the National Network of Depression Centers that houses the Military Support Programs and Networks. The MSPN provides pre- and post- deployment mental health support and treatment for military members, veterans, and their families.
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Motawi Tileworks is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based art tile company that was founded in 1992 by Nawal Motawi. Motawi can be found in more than 320 galleries, showrooms, and museum shops across the U.S., including the National Gallery of Art and The Chicago Architecture Foundation. Visit http://www.motawi.com/ for more information.