The artist on this page have incorporated cement into concrete outdoor furniture, furniture for inside the house and sculpture. Some of these artist began their relationship with the material by making cement garden benches but they have refined their approach and they now make outdoor commercial benches that use the material to great effect! The work develops further as the pieces come inside the home as can be seen in the refinement of concrete coffee tables and sculpture.
Profile of Concrete Sculptors & Designers
Nico Yektai is a furniture maker and designer with a studio in Sag Harbor New York. His formal training did not specifically include casting concrete. He looked towards the material to solve a design problem as he worked on a series of outdoor benches. Once he had developed an understanding of the process the material started to show up in his pieces destined for indoor use.
Peter Harrison graduated with a BFA from the woodworking and furniture design program at RIT in 1996. Upon graduating he began producing his art full time. In 2008, he completed a new studio just outside of Saratoga Springs NY.
John Dodd's Studio is located in Western New York near Rochester where he has focused on a body of work known as Foyer Greetings. These pieces are designed to serve as backdrops for precious objects, collections or living plants. They may be placed anywhere in a home or commercial environment to create a distinctive and warm welcome to residents and visitors.
Joël Urruty is a contemporary sculptor living in Western North Carolina. He primarily creates abstract figurative forms carved from solid wood. His tall slender sculptures rest on cast concrete bases. These bases are an integral part of the sculptures, not only do they visually complete the piece but they provide the proper foot print and stability for the sculptures.
Douglas Thayer works in his studio in Massachusetts. His current body of work combines the use of wood and concrete. His work is exhibited nationally and has been recognized in various publications.