This year’s DOTY winners share their unique perspectives on hoarding great wood, turning fabrics inside-out and crafting quilts out of clay.

We sat down with this year’s Designers of the Year winners to hear more about the incredible work they’re doing to make the West a better place to live.Want to read more about any of this year’s winners? Check out our 2016 Designers of the Year profiles here. Subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to know when entries open for our 2017 Designers of the Year competition.