Dion Battles
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Attending BBS Campinar

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeff kirt/ kirtbag Carving mix Mar 26, 2011. 1 Reply

 This is what I have going on, I am going to attend Thom Hunt's Campinar and I would like to fill my vehicle with three other individuals that would like to attend. I have made this trip before…Continue

Tags: campinar, BBS, Training

2011 World of Concrete, Las Vegas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jan 6, 2011. 5 Replies

Are there anyone that are planning on going to WOC this year, Jan. 17-21? I know Nathan is going to be there for sure! Anyone else?                                                …Continue

Tags: advanced, business, Las, Vegas, Nathan

Fake landscape rock pricing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kelley Aug 15, 2010. 1 Reply

Is anyone willing to give your experience and pricing when you build/carve landscape rocks? Hand made rocks are great for those areas that you cannot get equipment to! But I am not sure how to price…Continue

Carving in the heat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Maucieri Jul 3, 2010. 5 Replies

I would like to hear the tricks of the trade when it comes to carving in the heat of summer. What should a guy do to prevent certain things? Should I cover my work by using some type shade or is it…Continue


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How did you hear about Vertical Artisans?
I have been a member for forever
I am a...
Independant Artist
Do you have a Web Site? Whats the URL?
Where are you willing to work?
I am willing to work wherever this amazing industry is willing to take me! I have enjoyed aligning myself with some of the best artists in the world and by building these relationships, I know I will have the opportunity to travel to some amazing places.
What is your email or phone number so you can be contacted?
Please feel free to contact me by phone at 208-989-2042, or by email at dion@verticalconcretecreations.com, or on my website at www.verticaloncretecreations.com

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Happy Holidays 2011

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 8:38pm 10 Comments

I would personally like to tell every member of Vertical Artisans, "Happy Holidays to each of you and your families!"


I hope 2011 has been somewhat kind to you and that 2012 will be great!


For those of you that I have had the pleasure of meeting in person, talking to on the phone, chatting with on the forum and creating friendships with, the pleasure has been all mine! I look forward to meeting and talking with the rest of you some…


Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 9:41pm on February 23, 2010, Hank Arend said…
Hey Dion, how's the work up in Idaho? I used to live out by "Birds of Prey" off Cole rd. in Boise. Left about 10 yrs. ago after bringing Stamped Concrete to the area. The area wasn't quite ready for stamped and stained concrete then, so I left after 6 yrs. of not getting enough high end stuff to survive. I hope the market is better now for you.Why don't you post some pics, luv to see your work. Hank Arend
At 11:46pm on February 25, 2010, Dion Battles said…
The work in Idaho has been real crappy for a while. I have decided to start this new business and get back to what I believe I am supposed to do, and that is be an artist. I love the construction industry and I have never been so excited about anything I have ever done in my career! I am looking very forward to this new venture!
I will be posting pics soon. I have been very busy getting everything in order lately, been working on a couple carvings. I cant wait till I get a little more efficient at carving. I think I am spending to much time on each stone??????
Talk to you soon
At 8:47pm on April 8, 2010, victor arias said…
the board is from home depot I dot remember de name but if you checking is the only have this brown color(is 1/4 thick) and the white thing is plaster of paris
At 2:15pm on April 16, 2010, Richard Batey said…
Thanks for the comments.I have not really thought about selling the castings at this time.I am just working and experimenting with different materials to see what works. I made the mold with some liquid latex and brushed it on the original piece in numerous layers.I think it was about 23 to 25 layers.It is a time consuming process but its fun to play around with.I was just trying to come up with something unique and creative.

I checked out your photos of the fireplace you did.It looks great!You seem to be catching on really fast!Best of luck to you!
At 11:35pm on July 21, 2010, Don Hansen said…
Your commercial water feature album is very impressive.
At 3:38pm on August 27, 2010, Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans gave Dion Battles a gift
At 3:05pm on November 2, 2010, Jody Smith said…
It was great chattin with you on the webinar the other night. I hope to one day work along side of you on a project with Thom. Keep up the great work and hopefully we will be calling you soon to help us out on a nice size project.
At 12:50am on November 24, 2010, David Driggs said…
No problem on the advice. Give me a call at 913-999-6461. I'll be playing with stains all day tomorrow, so I should be pretty available.
At 9:43pm on December 6, 2010, David Price said…
Dion I enjoyed meeting you and working with you
Hope we can do another class with Thom and Jody again
You got skills
At 6:33pm on December 30, 2010, Dave Diorio said…

Dion, it was a pleasure talking to you today. Thank you for taking the time. I appreciate your insight and honesty. Talk to you soon.


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