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Professional Mold Making with Jerry Karlik

June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Learn specialty mold making with master artist Jerry Karlik of Florida Statuary & Molds, this hands on workshop covers rubber mold making, plaster  profiles & sleds, custom tile inserts and casting using GFRC and UHPC concrete into detailed fireplace surrounds. Learn from the multi talented veteran in his field, Jerry’s 40+ years of experience in mold-making will give you insight on how to take your 2-D shapes into the third dimension. Trainers from Polytek & Fishstone will also be assisting with this comprehensive class. Seats are limited for this hands on workshop in Crystal Lake, Illinois. This workshop is designed for professional concrete artisan, prior experience with precast concrete is needed.

Workshop projects
Large fireplace surround designed with three customizable tile insets. You will  make your own vertical tile square master and rubber mold with class materials to take home. Jerry will demonstrate a large horizontal tile insert along with creating a plaster profiles for detail effects on fireplace mantel and edges. Cast all molds with a lightweight GFRC mix and learn how to properly engineer and install the project.


June 28, 2017
June 30, 2017
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Fishstone, CCS


Fishtone Training Center
110 East St.
Crystal Lake, IL United States
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