Art teacher to make soccer trophy cup

Visual arts teacher Art Tobias is creating a trophy for the Hudnut Cup, a soccer tournament which will be part of the World Leading Schools Association conference being hosted by Harvard-Westlake this summer.

Schools participating will come from multiple continents, with many arriving from China.

The cup will be 16-18 inches tall and will be passed to the victor of the tournament each year.

During spring break, Tobias will make clay forms of the cup.

After the work is finished, it will be used to make a silicone plastic mold, which will be taken to a foundry to be cast in wax.

The cup will then be cast in bronze and will be ready to be presented to this year’s winning team.

The tournament is named for former president Tom Hudnut, who is an active WLSA member.

“The lid won’t come off- this is really a sculpture masquerading as an urn,” Tobias said.

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