Not all of the recycled glass aggregate used these days goes into concrete. Here’s a look at some decorative building alternatives made possible by recycled glass.
In 2005, Mesolini Glass Studio was commissioned by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island to create a concrete-and-glass mosaic map of the island to be placed at the new Rotary Gateway Park.
Check out what these folks have done with “boring old concrete.” A new stamping pattern,a really cool countertop or an unusual color effect always draws an excited crowd at a concrete training school or trade show.
Now that summer is here I’m in full design mode on multiple projects that mostly involve basic tile patterns. Since I’m back in major math mode, I thought I’d share a challenging design project I did a couple of years ago for a client in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Place decorative aggregate by hand instead of mixing it in, and beauty is just a stone’s throw away.
We here at Concrete Decor always welcome submissions of photos from concrete artisans around the world. When we received a particularly attractive batch from an artist in Argentina, we decided to share them with you.
Sisters Cindee Lundin and Chenoa Pickrain were raised on a dairy farm near Perham, Minnesota. Lundin is an expert in faux finishing and horizontal and vertical carved concrete. Pickrain is a graphic designer and photographer.
We met William David Reynolds at the 2014 Concrete Decor Show. He was helping Cory Hanneman from Element 7 Concrete with his entry into the Brawl in the Fall competition. Cory told us to find William David because he was working on some really interesting projects, so we went looking for him.
Material Immaterial studio, the same studio that brought a collection of small concrete objects called Spaces, have now created micro-concrete objects they are calling Elements.
This concrete martini glass, tricked out with real fire, flowing water and concrete casino kitsch, was the toast of the Artistry in Decorative Concrete exhibition at the 2012 World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.
Benjamin Bobinac, a Phoenix, Ariz., foreman who has worked at Fisher Shotcrete Inc. for a dozen years, is one of those guys who messes around at the end of a job, shaping little statues - mostly heads, in his case - out of the leftover concrete.
A concrete contractor diversifies his portfolio by adding numerous medallion designs, including fleur-de-lis, by learning the basics of patterns.
A beach house floor Ralston’s company recently refurbished in Monterey Bay, Calif. The floor’s crown jewel from a decorative standpoint is a pattern created when randomly placed seaweed stamps, made from real seaweed, were laid in a 3/8-inch fast-setting overlay.
Beginning painters get so excited by the smorgasbord of shapes, colors and textures they have been learning that they often try to put every trick they know into each of their paintings. This leads to a hodge-podge with no focus.
Steven Ochs and Gerald Taylor, hoping to inspire others to lend a helping hand to tsunami victims, created this concrete composition that shows the power and determination of children everywhere.
There is a famous paperback called "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White. Many writers treasure it as a guide to writing clearly and succinctly while avoiding common grammatical errors. The handbook itself is a model of clarity.
One of the most influential theories of math is called the Cartesian coordinates. The adjective, Cartesian, refers to the French mathematician and philosopher René Descartes who published this idea in 1637. Cartesian coordinates are the foundation of analytic geometry.
About 20 people gathered together Sept. 27-30 in Manchester, California, a town about three hours north of San Francisco, for the third annual Mendo Mini Campout and Boat Build.
Most decorative concrete artisans don’t submit their work into juried art shows, but that’s the world that Thomas Lancaster is trying to ease into.
Gaye Goodman discusses a collaboration with artist Roy Snowball