Thursday, December 8, 2011

Concrete Results

The pot released without too much effort, except for the pencil that had to be snapped and left buried. Here is a rotation about the pot, showing off the color variation.

The inner cup buckled, resulting in this unevenness.

Every heard of hypertufa? I hadn't until Joyce mentioned it. There are tons of examples available on the web and most of those I saw didn't get into coloring. My kitchen definitely cannot support a hypertufa factory. I will keep telling myself that...


  1. Beautiful!! - Joyce

  2. Yes- I second Joyce- beautiful!!
    Maybe your kitchen can't support it but I'll bet your backyard can, come spring! I have been enamoured with hypertufa for a while now and have seen workshops offered from time to time; I think I'll be signing up for the next one I see! Your cup experiment reminded me of a photo I once saw of a hypertufa piece where the artist used a wicker basket as the mold with spectacular results. I think you are on to something with mixing in your natural pigments!
    ~ gretchen

  3. Well, this was a lot of fun. Looks like the hypertufa might lend itself well to texturing.

    Regarding pigment, I've been wondering if mixing the pigment with water for the concrete rather than after the fact addition. Also wonder about simply applying pigment to the face of the mold, reducing the amount of pigment needed.

    Okay, it's back to my oils. :-)