What is Cment2b and who is Stephanie Shroyer?

     
     Just a little info about me and my art...

My vision is to create reasonably priced fountains for both indoor and out door living spaces. Each one of a kind piece is easy to set up, move and clean. So everyone can find one to add the calming sounds of running water  to their homes, offices or even boats!
I also have a line of housewares and a new line of Concrete Courtier!

Hello,  I want to introduce myself and my art. I'm Stephanie Shroyer, from Schulenburg, Texas. I moved here recently from a little community just outside La Grange called Hostyn. This area has been home to me and my family for over 40 years. Coming from a very talented and creative family, I have found my own niche in cement. The place I lived and created in Hostyn, where I really began getting serious about this new art form, even came with a cement mixer and some molds!  As I said, it was c'ment2b!


This is my new location. My studio and display space is  here, and Jon has built a outdoor work area for me too. I do a lot of staining and sealing out there. we have a greenhouse , which is more retail space for the business. As well is the Hut, where we have the housewares and two water garden display areas.

5121 Us Hwy 90 W

Schulenburg Tx 78956

979-702-1246

The Process

I start with a mound of wet sand on a sand table.

 Leaves are then placed on top, and the sand is carved to take on the natural shape of the leaves.

I then mix up two blends of concrete. My light weight version that contains vermiculite  and fiberglass goes down on the back side of the leaves first. A layer of fiberglass mesh is added and then a stronger blend is then added.

Once the piece cures on the table for a few days, we flip it over and remove as much leaf as possible.

The piece then goes for a swim in the kiddy pools for a few days to accelerate curing.

On to the "solar kiln" it goes to bake out the rest of the leaves.

What ever remains of the leaf is power washed away.

The piece is then acid stained, neutralized and then sealed.

Serving pieces get a food safe sealer, and the fountains get a acrylic commercial sealer.

The bowls  and serving pieces are even dishwasher safe!