Rhodes and Ralston partner on countertops

Concrete artist Buddy Rhodes and decorative concrete contractor Tom Ralston have begun a new hands-on Concrete Countertop Workshop series to teach interested contractors, craftsmen and artists how to make unique cast-in-place and pre-cast countertops. Also featured will be Buddy Rhodes’ signature “hand-pressed” technique, which he uses to create an extraordinary marble-like effect.

Originally a ceramicist, Buddy Rhodes abandoned his potter’s wheel when he saw the strength, versatility and architectural applicability of concrete. His company, Buddy Rhodes Studio, manufactures the Buddy Rhodes Concrete Countertop Mix.

Tom Ralston follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, both concrete contractors in Santa Cruz, Calif. As president of Tom Ralston Concrete, he manages 48 employees and about 275 jobs per year.

For more information, call the Buddy Rhodes Studio at (877) 706-5303 or Tom Ralston Concrete at (831) 426-0342. Or, you can visit www.buddyrhodes.com or www.tomralstonconcrete.com.

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