The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.
— Charles Eames

Students attending my workshop will gain extensive knowledge turning regular concrete into a beautifully marbleized natural piece of art. We will be demonstrating a casting technique I have developed and perfected over the last 7 years. Our custom look uses the imperfections as part of the details that we call “Dusty-Crete.” During the workshop students will learn in-depth instruction on how to marbleize and vein concrete. Instruction on how to form concrete for unique edgings including carved and tooled. In addition, we will be teaching various finishing techniques such as slurrying, scrubbing, and buffing. Last but not least, our latest uses for color enhancement using BLUE Concrete's 'Stainz' products and how to properly seal with the ICT sealing system.

With the techniques that are taught by our artisans, students will be able to create a uniquely custom concrete product with a modern or rustic look. If you want something different, unique, and individualized to each piece of concrete, look no further than attending a workshop with the artisans of Stone-Crete. 

My experience with Dusty Baker was invaluable. I came to his class with a sense of apprehension when faced with completing a decorative concrete project. His attitude of make it work changed my outlook on the whole industry. Dusty has a love for concrete that is infectious to say the least. His class was an enjoyable experience that provided me the knowledge and attitude to complete any project my company is tasked with. Couple that with the style that his casting technique imparts on the finished product and you, like Dusty will become a force in the concrete market.
— Dusty McKenzie

 

Session Time and Capacity

  • 2.5 days of training in Dusty's Tennessee studio, located in Burns, TN
  • These sessions are limited to 15 participants to ensure hands-on learning and class participation

Workshop Dates

  • February 23rd - February 25th, 2017

Please note, Brandon Gore is conducting a 2.5 Day Fabric-Forming + GFRC Workshop at Dusty Baker's studio directly before this class. To sign-up for both workshops at a reduced rate, enroll here. 

Cost

  • First-time Student: $1875
  • Alumni: $1500

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Eventbrite - Conservatory of Craft:  2.5 Day Dusty-Crete Workshop February 2017

Instructor

Dusty Baker

The Fine Print

If you need to cancel, the course fee will not be refunded but the amount can be used towards a future Concrete Design School workshop. 

All participants will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement with penalties for unauthorized disclosure of material. The methods and formulas taught during the class may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. 

Concrete Design School reserves the right to change, modify or cancel the class schedule at any time.