I sculpted the prototype for this tray by hand out of clay and then cast the concrete from the consequent mold.
I then cast a 250 million year old ammonite inlay that terminates at a black paperstone inlay.
This item is sealed with an all natural FDA approved sealer and has cork bump ons to protect any surface on which the tray is placed.
This item is not composed of typical concrete. It has taken me years to perfect this mix design. All of our concrete items are composed of an advanced cementitious mix which utilizes extremely small particulate, very little water, and reactive recycled pozzolans...The result is an incredibly strong, smooth, and tactile surface that is more similar in physical characteristics to ceramic or aluminum than it is to concrete!
Please note: While our concrete mix design yields an aesthetically predictable product, our concrete can display slight variation in color and in texture. This creation will only get better with age, developing rich character and patina as it ages. Because cement cures at an asymptotic rate, all of our concrete products actually get MORE durable as the years go by!
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