CEMENT GARDEN ORNAMENTS
NATURAL ART STONES & CRYSTALS
Northern Rock and Crystal began over 25 years ago at the local lapidary club. The club worked out of a space provided by Lakehead University. Thunder Bay Lapidary provided a work space, learning opportunities and a meeting space for local crafters, jewellery makers and prospectors. When the club closed over 15 years ago it was missed by many.
Several years ago I again turned my hand to rock, crystals and cement. I planned to turn my obsession into a business. Why sit indoors when I could be out in the field prospecting or spending time in the sun crafting mythical figures and working with natures own art.
My aim is to provide pieces of art directly from nature or conceived in the imagination and created in my shop. Mythical figures and art crated by nature will grace your office, home, garden and patio. They are made of stone, cement, wood and clay. Cement pieces are sealed to protect them from the elements so that they will last for decades.
There is very little emphasis on packaging. My shop, creations and the packaging itself will not produce an intrusive eco foot print. Bring your own bag if you like and save a tree. Spend more than $25.00 and I will give you a dollar back. There will be a minimum of plastic packaging. I discourage dependence on the petrochemical plastic industry.
Come to one of the craft sales that will be offered from the end of May to the end of September in 2019 (every second weekend or as announced). You'll find lovely crystals, stones and concrete creations.
Essentially, concrete is a natural substance. The most common materials used to manufacture cement include limestone, shells, and chalk (or marl) combined with shale, clay, slate, blast furnace slag, silica sand, and iron ore. These ingredients, when heated at high temperatures, form a rock-like substance. That substance is then ground into the fine powder that we commonly think of as cement. Mix cement with sand, crushed rock and water and you have concrete.