Monday, August 17, 2009

Concrete Ideas on Etsy

Handpicked on Etsy
Today I feature creations by Etsy artisans who use concrete as artistic medium. Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It is composed of cement mixed with an aggregate material such as sand, gravel or limestone plus water in the proper proportions to create a solidifed stone-like material. Because we are surrounded by concrete in our built environment, it is easy to take it for granted and overlook its remarkable qualities and artistic possibilities. In the hands of a talented artisan, it can be transformed into functional and decorative creations, ranging in style from starkly modern to old-world charm. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $15.00 to $600.00.
Today's Etsy artisans include: detchison, celticmoonstudios, gardenwhimsies, DCsurfaces, impurvessels, dreadnaught, mygardengoddess, unpotpourri, mygardengoddess, benjrs


Alicia Istanbul said...

Isn't it amazing what artists can do? And with concrete, no less. I love that bumblebee. Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

Hotpinkandsequins said...

what great concrete finds!
I love the feet!

Deborah Brackenbury said...

Glad to be aware of the Etsy Lounge. The categories are different and interesting. Of course I would say that seeing how you've chosen concrete as one of them. People don't expect to see vessels and jewelry as concrete--it needs way more exposure. Nicely done.

Deborah @ Impure Vessels

Slumptown said...

Concrete can be such a wonderful material. These pieces are simply amazing. I love concrete jewelry.

Lynelle said...

I love this collection. Concrete is so wonderfully versatile and utilitarian, and yet can be so moody and stormy. Great job!

Andria said...

Hi Lynelle, Nicely stated! I agree concrete is such a visually beautiful material in the hands of an artist!