Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Concrete, compost and sand

So another project of late has been experimenting with hypertuffa.... this was something which first kind of become well known with the craze for making alpine troughs. In essence it is a kind of lightweight concrete which you make my mixing combinations or sand, pertlite, vermiculite, compost and concrete.   The mix means that the end product looks relatively natural, or a bit like volcanic rock...thus the name. The mix tends to take a while to set so can be carved and molded which means there is a lot of potential for some exciting sculpture. There is a good forum about it here

I have been starting small and been playing with some stone niche shrines, and Aztec(ish) figures but have big plans for more exciting things. Watch this space! 

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