A Little About Concrete
Each concrete piece is unique; bubbles and small imperfections are part of the piece’s singularity and character. Concrete is a live material. Your piece will age and change over time with exposure to air and with wear, just as concrete does in monuments and buildings.
The terms cement and concrete are sometimes used interchangeably. However, concrete is a composite material with cement only being a component in the mix. Aggregates such as sand, gravel, or crushed stone are mixed with water and cement to produce concrete.
Traditionally used in construction, regular concrete does not have the fluidity or properties to create the intricate pieces featured in our store. Each of our designers handcrafts their products one a time in small batches with their specialized mixes, which they have developed over years of experimentation through trial and error.
Many people are surprised by how light many of our concrete pieces are; still substantial pieces like our Corvi Wine Cooler do have some weight behind them. Be aware that concrete works can chip if they impact a hard surface. Treat them with the caution you would use with glass in similar circumstances.
In general, you may use mild soap and water. Remove excess moisture with a dry, lint-free towel.