Precast decorative concrete has been a big thing on the West coast for well over 20 years. Over the last decade or so it has been gaining popularity here on the East coast as well. The increase in popularity is for good reason. Concrete countertops are beautiful, hardy, hand crafted, environmentally sound, and can be made in any shape, thickness, or color. When you are done choosing a color, coming up with a design, and getting to know and work with the craftsmen that make them, they are truly yours. They come with a good story that you can be proud of.
Saturday, November 24th, Greg and Mike will be packing the Stone Soup truck with donations and driving down to New Jersey to deliver much needed supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in addition to volunteering their time to help with the aftermath that Sandy left behind.
Please help us to fill the box truck completely with the following items, which the Occupy Sandy organization has deemed as most needed at this time:
Stone Soup Concrete will be hosting Tommy T Cook and Mike Cook from Gnomeadic Arts Inc. as they teach a 3-day fundamentals of GFRC and fabric forming class on August 9th, 10th, and 11th. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the Stone Soup Concrete staff and students to learn and witness the current cutting edge concrete mix designs and form making.
All of us who work with concrete understand the nature of the intimate relationship with both our material and our clients. Concrete has the power to seduce. That is true for both those who make it, and those who desire it. This is as true for concrete dams, as it is for concrete countertops.
My profession is an accident. Every job I have had since college, I have had for the sole purpose of gaining materials to make art…
Mike Karmody and I have been teaching our craft of concrete countertops for many years now, both in our own shop and at Yestermorrow Design Build School in Warren Vermont.
Our original reasons for teaching about concrete counters and sinks were twofold. First we wanted to ensure that if we had competition, it would be good competition. Second, we wanted to make sure that those that otherwise could not afford concrete counters would be able to make their own….