Florida-based craftsman T.J. Neil follows his first title Making Concrete Sculpture, released in 2007 by Schiffer Books with a title highlighting garden
Florida-based craftsman T.J. Neil follows his first title Û Making Concrete Sculpture, released in 2007 by Schiffer Books Û with a title highlighting garden ornaments. The 64-page, soft-cover Sculpting Concrete Garden Ornaments features 177 color photos accompanying clear text that describes all steps required to create four whimsical, decorative concrete figures. Fully explained are techniques for mixing concrete, creating wire armature frameworks, applying and detailing the concrete, and painting the surface once the concrete has set. The author’s procedures yield a turtle planter, a gnome planter, a tree stump planter, and a working dolphin fountain. The book is available for $19.95 at www.schifferbooks.com.