I’ve just been in Gisborne adding a grand stairway to daughter Anna’s ferrocement raised bed garden… carved with a few scenes from Tolkien and three owls (Anna wanted that because three moreporks visited the garden the night they put up the owl-carved finial on the house overlooking the garden).
Photos to come – meanwhile here’s the handrail of the steps to the housetruck at our haven on the Kaipara. They were added recently, took a couple of days all up. Painted gold with green rubbing to make like bronze. Also see the steps cut into the turf bank by my new cabin…
Now with baby grandson Bruno! Soon he will be able to study the little carvings at the base, and elsewhere in the raised beds…
Note the toned colouring of carving – all done with acrylics, rubbed with sponges/cloths.
This is a news and how-to site begun by Peter Harris, builder of Cafe Eutopia, for all things ferrocement from around the world, focusing perhaps mostly on the artistic and the visionary.
As soon as I can I will populate this space! Meanwhile, leave comments and links to other relevant sites. And see Cafe Eutopia and Dreamspace: http://www.eutopia.co.nz for what we are building in Kaiwaka.
Seagull Cafe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At Cafe Eutopia we sell the print version of the how-to and inspirational book ‘Fantastic Ferrocement’ by Peter Harris, ‘Wizard of Eutopia’. You can also buy this book, updated with new photos and techniques, as an ebook at:
As well as other books, epic fantasy and more.
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