What is Cment2b and who is Stephanie Shroyer?

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

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

Hello, I'm Stephanie Shroyer, from Schulenburg, Texas. I moved here 6 years ago 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 display area for my home décor and serving pieces. My studio and home is  here too, and Jon has built a outdoor work area for me too. I do a lot of and sealing out there. We have a greenhouse, which is more display space for the business. As well as the Hut, pictured here, we have  two water garden display areas, and a field of unfinished fountains for customers to come choose from.



My gallery pages are a representation of the art I have and can make. Contact me for availability of like items and pricing. 

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!