David Driggs
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Finding Business After the Crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Schell Apr 23, 2011. 7 Replies


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He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire, because diamonds are not found in polished stones, they are made.

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Credit where credit is due!

Posted on October 8, 2011 at 9:05am 0 Comments

I wanted to get thet ball rolling on this, because I just feel so greatful to have this source to learn, grow, and get motivated and inspired to work in this wonderful craft.  For a little over two years this site has been a daily pilgrimage for me, and along the way, many of you have made your mark on my mind, and inspired many projects to come. I wanted to thank everyone as a group, but also try and give specific thanks to many as well, at the risk of forgetting some along the way. My…


If only a vertical artisan could have done this right!

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 6:51pm 3 Comments

Too bad one of the artisans here couldn't have gotten this job. It could have been so much more. Oh well, it's still pretty cool, and may inspire something in those of you who check it out. It's a home in Aspen, CO called the Magic Mushroom House, and can be seen here:…


Naica Crystal Cave

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

I thought I'd post a PPS of some photos of the Naica Crystal Cave in Chihuahua Mexico for your enjoyment and reference. Replicating this environment will require a different vertical formula altogether. All rock-heads should find this very interesting. Enjoy!




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At 12:00pm on May 24, 2009, Jynja said…
Hi David. If you are referring to the pots or pedestals. Those were done with ferro cement. If referring to mosaics and what's underneath, mortar and thinset over armature.
At 9:04pm on May 24, 2009, Hank Arend said…
check out the forum David, I just added some more photo's of the grotto, I made the arch and the inside floor out of limestone.Hank
At 10:55pm on May 24, 2009, Jynja said…
David, the sphynx was made with gray cement, white sand, and liquid black colorant that I stirred in at the end of mixing so that it had some striations. Poured into a cylinder mold made from metal flashing. I had studied pics off the net of other sphynxes. And drew mine to fit the mold. It was a long complicated carve. Took about 6 - 8 hours, if I remember correctly.
At 9:39am on May 26, 2009, eugenia Almeida said…
Thank you!
About a year ago I found a picture of a door, and since I'm a faux finisher, I decided to go for it.
So, I had in front of me six panel metal exterior door, that I supposed to "create" an antique wood door with old hinges
Hardware was very hard to find........so why not to try with concrete... crazy, uh?...Well...check the pictures...
At 8:22am on June 3, 2009, Bobby Leatherwood said…
Thank you David. We have been working on this process for the better part of seven years. The mix is 1 1/2" thick on the countertops. We have finally gotten our limestone mix in bags to resell. I have looked at your photos and saw that you are a Shirestone man. They contacted us about four years ago about training. I told them at that time we already had a mix and a method we like. Of course our countertops are quite a bit heaver but we sure love the system we have created. By the way your craftmanship is very good. I was very impressed with your shower as well. Keep in touch. If you would like to talk further please call me or email me for any info you might want or need.
picassacrete@gvtc.com, 210-8492610, www.picassacrete.com
At 8:46am on June 3, 2009, Jeff Datin said…
Thanks David.
I have always used my own color system. I did use some acid stain (Brickform Turquoise) this time just to get the depth of color. I haven't come up with a green similar to the acid color yet. I was going to market my colrs but when the economy went south I put it on hold. Maybe when things pick up again.

At 1:34pm on June 3, 2009, Bobby Leatherwood said…
David shoot me an email. picassacrete@gvtc.com
At 1:51pm on June 3, 2009, Jeff Datin said…
Hey David, have you checked out our network. Concrete Artists Network.com? We are the originator of this style of forum for our industry. We have a lot of other artists and photos you may be interested in. Alot of the same people here are there and then some and we all just kind of shuffle between the two. Thought I'd let you know.

Thanks again for the thoughts on my work. I'll let you know about any product releases I will have in the future.

Talk to you soon

At 5:03pm on July 21, 2009, Richard Batey said…
Thanks for your comment David.This was a project I did during a class
at DCI. This was engraved and stained over a micro topping.The micro
topping was Sgraffino by Color Maker and the stains were DCI solvent
based dyes.Many thanks to Bob Harris for his guidance and input on this project.I will be posting more photos of this and other projects soon.

Thanks again for your comments
At 12:01pm on August 28, 2009, Randy Murray said…
Hi David,

I forgot to ask. What is the "wax dog" ? Is it the plaster wax technique used in venetian plaster? I really like it. Do you do your own stencils? Or is this drawn on? I do lots of skimcoats from a mix we have designed over the past four years. We do lots of art work on the floors. I tried to look at your website, is it working?

One other thing I really like your taste in music. I have lots of blues and the collection is growing. I know its corny but I even have the Black Snake Moan sound track. Good music is good no matter what time or place it comes from.

Thanks and Have a great day David

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