Yo Buddy, everything is going good so far... good to hear from ya.. Hope all the Rhodes crew is doing good and liking the new shop, I need to come see ya soon, check out the shop and have a beer or two... see ya..
the man of few words.....Well, good or bad press is good press...no pun intended....had a fun time and will be back in town soon to see you again. My brother is coming out here form Tennessee to learn how to do this and I picked up 2 jobs there while i was visiting over christmas...I will be building a crate to send your stuff reinforced with Brandon's gfrc/ball/grace stuff..let's hope it make's it!!!..Hope all is well and I will change pictures now that I have gotten a growl from the cage I rattled....Happy New year!!!
I too went there to be a potter- ended up in the sculpture department, mostly welded steel and wood. I was there '84 to '88. After tooling around the country for a handful of years i ended up in the concrete business (commercial) with my brother (who is also on this forum) in Ohio. I came to Washington a few years ago. Regular contracting work has been my bread and butter, but I've been trying to put my old artistic training to work these past few years with some concrete stuff. Glad to chat with you- I've always admired your work, and really appreciate what you have done for artisan concrete.
Brandon's workshop was nice and I took away a new technique and some cool tricks ...wish his class was only 15(20+) as it was advertised would be my most constructive negativity...I still think 10 is the magic # for many reasons, plus it feels like 5 more are there with my commentary in the background.Brandon is a leader and I think he will do well as he is very dedicated.The guys Paul and Jeremy that are with him are godsent.........................................As I am sure you know, it was ash with smoke fill on your page...I am about to do another that is the same, not my choice, but thats what they want.... I am also doing part of the fireplace to pull the room together...we shall see..it will be my most creative project to date.I did 2 integrated sinks in Hawaii last week before heading to pheonix that turned out great...will send pics soon....going to spend another week in Hawaii to gather myself...you know us creative artistic types need to meditate on waves to get the most out of our cells...hehe....I met Mike Karmony of stone soup at Brandons workshop...i love that guy...I think you would enjoy his prismatic(but black and white) insighful, right hemisphere dominated dialogue immensely..hope to get to see you soon.
Got the new podium done with gfrc base with flex-c-ment vertical stamp and material and your mix with glow in dark agg and fiber optics about 100 points of light acid stained and faux finished waht do you think? check out the new pictures
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