About your host, Graham
I use my dental laboratory background making thousands of high precision pours and appliances for orthodontists along with my positive energy, artistic spirit and love for succulents to help you create your masterpiece. With tips and tricks of the trade, your concrete planter will look divine! Working with concrete, pigments and other fun materials are second nature to me!
What we’ll do
Together, we will create a beautiful concrete planter from scratch using silicone molds and we will also use a pre-made planter and plant a cute succulent in it, from our large collection of succulents!
At the end, each guest will have two lovely planters! One you take home right away with a planted succulent in it and the other you collect after a day of drying or it can be mailed to you for a small fee.
We start off by putting on an apron and gloves (as we will work with concrete and pigment), review the materials and handling instructions, followed by an introduction to the tools and equipment, and then select from a variety of molds.
You have the option of traditional grey concrete or mixing it up by using a bone white concrete, perhaps adding a bit of colour pigment to it for a marbled or gradient look!
I will guide you through the mixing and pouring stages along with the techniques needed to get your desired look. We then use a pre-made planter and plant a succulent in it with all the ideal materials for it to thrive!
After the concrete has set in 24hrs, I will finish your planter with a gentle sanding if needed, seal it and attach rubber feet to protect your table.
What else you should know
No matter your experience working with the materials, know that there isn't anything a bit more powder or water can't fix! I'll be with you every step of the way. Mandarin offered evenings & weekends.
What I’ll provide
Non-alcoholic drinks(Water, Sanpellegrino, Nespresso) will be provided during the workshop.
PPE, concrete mix, pigment, spatula, mixing bowl, oscillator, silicone mold, soil, akadama, pre-made planter & a succulent.
What to prepare
Aprons and gloves are supplied in the workshop, but it is suggested to avoid wearing clothes that you are afraid of getting slightly dirty, in the event of a spill or accident.
You are able to purchase additional concrete planters, tool sets, succulents and concrete goods as well.
Private parties, corporate events, alternative locations/dates/times/group sizes can be accommodated upon request.