Sandpudding Studio
Sandpudding Studio at the foot of Yellow Mountain in western North Carolina
Concrete Carving Workshop Schedule 2019

Contact – elder@sandpudding.com

The Workshop Procedure page gives details of the workshop.
The Concrete Carving Workshop Gallery has group photos of previous workshops. This link shows all past workshop locations.
I turned seventy in October. Slowly the workshops and, everything else for that matter, have become a little more physically challenging. However, I can still jump up and click my heels together, fell a tree and catch a snake. The conflict is that I love to travel, see the natural wonders and meet enthusiastic people that enjoy the creative life. But I will likely scale back the workshops and eventually only be offering workshops here at the studio. I do enjoy staying home and gardening.

Having said all that two things may shake up the season for 2019 or perhaps 2020:
  • The SAMA Conference may generate interest in mosaic studios around the country which would be a big travel temptation.
  • For December 2018 my Heart in Hand from the Turtle Totem will be on the cover of Natural Awakenings Magazine for central Florida and perhaps that will generate interest as well.

Workshop Schedule updated November 28, 2018

  • April 23 – 28 – Nashville, TN –Society of American Mosaic Artists
    For many years I have wanted to offer my workshop at one of Society for American Mosaic Artists annual conferences. This year the timing and location was optimum for me to participate. I will be offering two of my regular three day workshops all mashed into one day. Space is limited. This LINK will take you to the SAMA homepage.
  • late Summer or Fall if there is interest – Cullowhee, NCSandpudding Studio
    I held two workshops here in the western North Carolina mountains a few years ago. Occasionally I have had requests for a more in depth workshop. I am doing major concrete yard projects here this summer and what better time for people to see the process of building on site.
    The first three days will be a typical workshop for anyone that has not taken my workshop before – $375 materials included.
    For those that want to they can choose the expanded workshop and learn to make carving tools, work on a particular project or do a skill set development piece. Scheduled a day at a time after the workshop. Fee is $75 a day with a materials fee commensurate with the type of project.
    Carol and I are both vegetarians and this time of year the garden will be producing, so some impromptu meals will be here. Local Air BNB's, etc. are available and for those that want to rough it they can camp here on the grounds or stay in a few out rooms. First come first served for limited on site lodging. Details of individual needs can be worked out with further discussion through email or phone.
  • Yet to be scheduled, but likely, are workshops at the Polk Museum in Lakeland, FL and ADSO in Fort Walton Beach, FL in late Fall.
Other Concrete in 2019
  • Ongoing scheduling throughout 2019, Spokane, WA
    My dear friend Susan Jane Hall is one of the few people I know that has been carving for many years. I assisted her on a concrete public art project in Nashville, TN many years ago and we have carved together many times. For a number of years now she has been teaching workshops at her studio and on the road, mostly in the Northwest.
    Connect with Susan and discover her wonderful Co-Creative Workshops.
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