Elder G Jones has been carving concrete for twenty-five years. A few years ago he decided to take to the road and teach workshops in wet carved concrete. The technique was used by artisans early last century to make architectural elements. It is making a bit of a revival due to his work being featured in the two popular concrete books by Sherri Warner Hunter. More about the work at www.sandpudding.com.
Carving wet concrete is a method of sculpting that produces a durable piece of art. The sand and cement mixture sits in a form until stiff and then the slowly hardening material is shaped by slicing and scraping. No power tools or hammer and chisel are required.
Carving tools will be provided and also the option of buying a tool set designed by the artist for $25. There is no materials fee. Individuals will be able to make a small sculpture or planter about the size of a five gallon bucket. Each participant will keep their (roughly forty pound) sturdy, weather tolerant creation.
Friday, May 3rd: 5-8PM
Saturday, May 4th: 9AM-6PM
Sunday, May 5th: 9AM-12PM