Professional Mold Making with Jerry Karlik

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Professional Mold Making with Jerry Karlik

Time: October 4, 2017 to October 6, 2017
Location: Fishstone's Training Center, Crystal Lake, IL
Street: 110 East Street
City/Town: Crystal Lake, IL
Website or Map: http://www.concretecountertop…
Phone: 815-276-0299
Event Type: mold, making, workshop
Organized By: Tom Fischer- Fishstone,CCS
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2017

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Event Description

October 4-6, 2017

A Limited Special Event you will definitely not want to miss!  Sign up seating 

Learn specialty mold making with master artist Jerry Karlik of Florida Statuary & Molds, this hands on workshop covers rubber mold making, plaster  profiles & sleds, custom tile inserts and casting using GFRC and UHPC concrete into detailed fireplace surrounds. Learn from the multi talentedveteran in his field, Jerry’s 40+ years of experience in mold-making will give you insight on how to take your 2-D shapes into the third dimension. Trainers from Polytek & Fishstone will also be assisting with this comprehensive class. Seats are limited for this hands on workshop in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This workshop is designed for professional concrete artisan, prior experience with precast concrete is needed.

Workshop projects

Large fireplace surround designed with three customizable tile insets. You will  make your own vertical tile square master and rubber mold with class materials to take home. Jerry will demonstrate a large horizontal tile insert along with creating a plaster profiles for detail effects on fireplace mantel and edges. Cast all molds with a lightweight GFRC mix and learn how to properly engineer and install the project.

Background on our guest trainer, Jerry Karlik 

We are very pleased Jerry has offered his expertise for this workshop. He is an extremely experienced master mold maker and sculptor who has been casting concrete for decades.  Alongside his wife Patricia, Jerry, his father and his son, Chris have been in the Karlik family statuary business in one form or another for over 85 years. Florida Statuary and Molds specialize in the design and fabrication of fountains, statuary, fireplaces, planters, architectural elements, custom fine art castings and their molds.  Jerry has been creating original works for public and private commissions along with exclusive copyright designs for manufacturer’s in the statuary and architectural world for the last 40 years.


Visit or Florida Statuary & Mold’s Facebook page for thousands of pictures of Jerry’s work


Discounted Hotel Accommodations available in Crystal Lake at 

Country Inn & Suites, 600 Tracy Trail, Crystal Lake IL 60014

Ph# 815-477-3500 or toll free 800-456-4000 

Mention "Fishstone Customer"  when booking for a guaranteed  per night rate of 75 dollars 
This hotel offers free shuttle service to Fishstone each day of training as well as free shuttle drop off to local area and is located less than 5 minutes from Fishstone training center. 

please email Carrie 
at for questions on accommodations and recommendations in our area. 

Workshop fee $ 850.        Class materials $ 145 

Deposit of $ 400 will hold your seat

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Fishstone's Super-SIX-Admix™ is a proprietary blend of SIX different admixtures designed to achieve pinhole free, dense and strong concrete that will free flow in precast molds.  Super SIX makes it easy to produce Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC), also known as Engineered Concrete Composition (ECC) and Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC).  Super-SIX™  is a non-hazardous material utilizing the newest and most advanced technologies.

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