Here are some in-progress shots of a batch of our concrete pavers. These photos show four of our first custom designs. The next designs are currently being formulated and won’t be so fish-centric. All of the pavers were made on the porch of my own (tiny) apartment from homemade silicone molds. You might recognize the fish art from one of my previous posts.
This guy is our yellowfin tuna design, prior to it being painted.
My porch is only about 12 x 7 ft. so it gets a little tight when there are more than a couple pavers in production. In this photo you can see the dolphin, wahoo, and sailfish designs. The surfaces are sanded down and polished to fix any imperfections.
When it starts raining, everything gets moved inside. Here is a photo of me experimenting with paint. The final pavers are coated in concrete sealant on top of any coloration of the designs.
These guys got a realistic paint job since they were for a pretty hardcore fisherman. Going forward the designs will probably end of being more monochromatic due to time constraints.
This design project is ongoing as part of ShipHouse (a product production collaboration between myself and one other.) We hope to continue to design, produce and sell pavers locally.