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Using Solid Expressions Concrete for the Artist

created by Artist and Instructor Robert Dancik




Robert Dancik, artist, inventor and instructor, holds a Masters degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University, and a BA in fine art from Adelphi University. He has been an artist/teacher for more than 30 years and is presently an adjunct professor of education at Pace University. Robert has taught people from kindergarten to graduate school while exhibiting his jewelry and sculpture in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, Japan, and Australia. While concrete may seem an unlikely material for jewelry, this specially formulated powder creates a final product that is lighter than stone, resin, metal clay or metal. It's easy to use: just add water and it sets in minutes, cures in about an hour. Solid Expressions Artist's Concrete by Robert Dancik is versatile and strong: pour it, mold it, tint it, and embed it with virtually anything! Add Robert's Solid Expressions Pigment to change the color to light or intense.

In the first video, Robert gives a wonderful overview of this diverse medium along with detailed instructions on how to mix, color and use his concrete to fill a shadow box formed from copper sheet. The second video below details the specifics on creating the shadow box using metalsmithing techniques and cold connections.

The tools and supplies used in this video are listed below.

Using Solid Expressions Concrete for the Artist

Creating a Shadow Box from Metal Sheet

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