If you plan to attend World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-6, be sure to stop by the Concrete Surfaces Decorative Pavilion in the Silver Lot to follow the progress of the Artistry in Decorative Concrete demonstrations.
Artisans from across the nation will show off their skills on original decorative concrete projects they’ll be building onsite. Watch them work on Tuesday and Wednesday, then come back Thursday and Friday to see the completed projects and talk with the artists.
Judges from the ASCC Decorative Concrete Council will rate the projects and award cash prizes.
The lineup includes:
AK4 Concrete Solutions, Auburn, Calif.
Foreman will use polishing techniques and custom dyes to produce a piece with the appearance of antique stone.
Fisher Companies, Midland, Mich.
Forshee plans to build a concrete baseball monument, 40 inches in diameter, displayed within a 3-foot 10-inch Plexiglas cube and resting on a black concrete base.
Creative Waterscapes, Fillmore, Calif.
Returning 2013 and 2014 Artistry winner Gascon will create another realistic concrete tableau, this time featuring a wrecked sailing ship.
Vertical Artisans, Hickory Hills, Ill.
Giffen will build a koi pond and water wall, along with retaining walls, seating, and planters, using concrete faux-stones.
Visions Below, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Kummer’s project will include a multicolored terrazzo-style floor slab, combined with an original concrete table design and two urns/water features.
Cornerstone Decorative Concrete, Holland, Mich.
Lemon’s project will incorporate a metallic floor finish and a vertical, sculptural element.
Aestus Industries, Jacksonville, Florida
ElastoCrete, St. George, Utah
Turley will create countertops, flooring designs, and sculpture pieces.
Madstone, LLC, Barrington, R.I.
Zillian will use multiple translucent layers of epoxy with special coloring agents to create a seamless surface pattern suitable for a high-end commercial interior.
Kenneth Hooker is a freelance writer and site supervisor for the WOC Artistry in Decorative Concrete Demonstration.