We are struggling with trying to find good help. Looking to hire 1 or 2 carvers to help out with our project. We have over 1,200 linear feet of wall to carve. I have Chris Lloyd helping me right now out of VA. So he is a great teacher but I need atleast one or 2 more carvers and I need 2 labors that what to learn but know how to at least work a hand trowell.
Give me a call at 423-260-1120 Leave me a Voice mail with your name and where you are from. I am always in need of…Continue
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Its the Marketing team that gets the consumer to the
By Jody Smith
I was asked by Nathan Giffin to share some thoughts on how important internet
marketing is with his members of Vertical Artisans. I enjoy talking about the way I…Continue
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2016 - A Year for Innovations
Over the years, the industry has produced many nice innovations for decorative concrete. This year I have seen some of the most exciting innovations take place in multiple arenas of the decorative concrete industry. I have always felt that Walt Tools has been a leader in the market place because many years ago, they offered to take my ideas and produce them. I’m speaking…Continue
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hello and bonjour from france.
I'm a british plasterer in france working for myself in what's becoming an increasingly difficult market.Trying to focus on decorative rustic finishes(can be seen on my site).Only inside work with machine onecoat gypsum based plaster ,on predominantlly a terracotta brick(fench traditional).
I'm soon to be doing an interior swimming pool with knauf cement board.I have to present something to the client in false stone roughly 30m², one wall…Continue
The Stone Matrix --- The Awakening of Vertical Decorative Concrete
As a decorative concrete trainer I have seen many people take courses and learn a great deal about vertical decorative concrete over the last decade. They come from all walks of life which was a great surprise to me personally as I was under the belief that most people interested in the craft would be from the decorative concrete realm. However, this was not the case as there is a wide and diverse pallet…Continue
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Kirtbag Carving Mix will be in Puyallup, Washington at Valley Supply on April 29 to May 1st. Dion and I will be showing attendees the versatility of Kirtbag while creating realistic wood features. A cant miss opportunity!!!! Come out and learn another technique to add to your repertoire. See you there
Just so you know the video footage of what we have accomplished at the WOC event is being edited and will be posted in the CORE course on Vertical Artisans
This Blog post is for those of you who want a early overview of the process.
First Set out your foam sub straights.…Continue
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A very big thank you to Nolan and Nathan for their generous contributions to our Community Cob Pizza oven.
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Hello Vertical Artisans -- just posted new photos of the completed 6'X8' walk-in mining cave shower connected to our mining cave rec room. The shower features brushed nickel fixtures, a LED rain showerhead and 100 yr old weathered boards for a blocked off tunnel effect used throughout the mining cave rec room. The floor is Turkish river stone done by a master tile installer from Germany, the only outside help I used on the whole project due to knee problems. It was a tricky floor to complete…Continue
Added by Ervin Szpek, Jr on September 20, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments
The following is a blog for the up and coming Class and for general information.
We will be filming segments of this class and covering various special elements. These will be available in the future and and some of the course will be added to the CORE II course on Vertical Artisans.
The following pictures are at the beginning stages.…Continue
Once Again We Up The Bar
Richard Winget has just launched his new RockScapes 101 series 2
In the RockScapes 101 Series 2 --- Laguna Tide Pool and Spa Project ---
We take a look at some new techniques for texture, carving and…Continue
Added by ray estorga on January 14, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments
Hope you have a good time in Oregon! Landing the finish up work at the Living Planet Aquruim is a huge opportunity for us, I couldn't have done it with out the training from the VA. Thanks Nathan!! I will post Pics after the Feburary opening. This 24 million dollar facility is like nothiing I have ever seen. Know are company will be forever be linked to this world class Aquaruim.
Added by Corey Draper on January 12, 2014 at 10:29pm — No Comments
And if you are wondering what 20 min movie reel is hanging on the wall -- it is The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, 1976 starring Ben Gazzara and directed by John Cassavetes. Horrible movie that belongs in a dark cave.Continue
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