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Elder G. Jones 
Sandpudding Studio
Concrete Sculpture

Wet-carved concrete is a technique where three parts of sand and one part of Portland Cement are mixed with water. This is placed in a form and allowed to set until it is firm enough to hold its shape. The form is removed. The piece is sculpted using simple hand tools until the mixture is too hard to carve effectively. All work in this site was produced by this method. The wet-carved concrete link below will lead you to detailed instructions.

Except for the sculpture, most of my work is named descriptively. As the number of pieces produced began to grow this was the only way I could clearly keep up with what was what. Consequently generic groups developed like the "Tree Planters" or "Phyto (plant-like) Planters". During the workshop circuit of 2008 people kept asking me about the name Elder. It's not a title. It's my given name.

In the Winter of 2017 I reworked most of this site. Some things added, some removed. As I am no longer associated with any gallery all commissions and available works are through me at my home studio in western North Carolina. Any significant changes to the site will be related to the Workshop Schedule noted here. My plan is to take down this site and have everything on Wordpress. Since I will be traveling doing workshops out west this Summer it will be difficult to keep up with the interactivity of the new site on the road. Eventually I should be able to blog and post more of my current activities.

Workshop Schedule updated February 13, 2017

Contact – elder@sandpudding.com

All images property of Elder G. Jones ©. Any use of images beyond this site is by permission only. Copyright on the design and particular styles of all work herein is established at the stated time of creation. Individuals are free to recreate any of these pieces for personal use.