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Denise and Wayne Kramer create concrete handcrafted gifts, accessories, and interior decor in their Rosenwood Studio in Oakland, California. The couple creates concrete stepping stones, door stops, desk accessories, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, planters, boxes, serving trays, personalized dog bowls and other items. What started as a way to make a little extra income, has now become a thriving business that employs the medium Wayne Kramer, who has an extensive background in concrete construction, knows best. Wayne Kramer used to work as a concrete chemist who analyzed problems and devised formulas for major projects.

"'Once cured, each item is inspected and sanded to assure a superior finish,” the Rosenwood Studio site notes. 'To protect the concrete, we seal with our all natural bee’s wax, Nature’s Wax, or a quality food-safe sealer. Hand-mixed concrete will have natural color variegation, an inherent characteristic of concrete. We think of them as perfect imperfections.'"

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