The Maker & The Mix; The Craft Concrete Experience
By Caleb Lawson
The Maker & The Mix; The Craft Concrete ExperienceJul 14, 2023
Mastering Craft Concrete - The Essence of Authenticity and Consistency
In Episode 33 of 'The Maker & The Mix', Caleb and Jeff delve into the essential principles of Authenticity and Consistency in the world of Craft Concrete. Recorded just after Thanksgiving, amidst the successful completion of a full GFRC workshop for a real client, this episode offers a grounded, expert perspective on the concrete crafting process.
Caleb, coming from a significant family gathering, joins Jeff to discuss the recent workshop where students tackled a practical project for a coffee shop, learning to create 160 square feet of concrete in just two days. This experience underscores our philosophy that true expertise in Craft Concrete extends far beyond the confines of a workshop.
As we gear up for our next full workshop in December, where students will take on a fireplace surround project, we reiterate the value of real-world experience coupled with quality education. Our workshops are comprehensive, covering everything from on-site templating to installation, and delving into the nuances of marketing, sales, and pricing. We believe in teaching skills that forge strong industry relationships and drive business success.
At CCI, we recognize that the journey to mastery in Craft Concrete can’t be rushed. A 5-day workshop, valuable as it is, marks only the beginning. Continuous learning and support are key, which is why we commit to long-term guidance from both Caleb and Jeff.
We also explore the role of free training and product demos, discussing their importance as starting points for newcomers to the field. Authenticity and Consistency aren't just the themes of this episode; they are the cornerstones of our approach to teaching and practicing Craft Concrete. Tune in to gain insights from seasoned experts who are deeply committed to nurturing your growth and success in this craft.
To learn more about our workshops and approach, explore our website at Concrete Countertop Institute.
Episode 32: Celebrating Craftsmanship and Community
In this episode of "The Maker & The Mix," we reflect on the monumental successes we've witnessed recently. From the ambitious 160 square foot coffee bar that stands as a testament to skill and perseverance to our completely booked workshops, we are riding a high wave of craft concrete excellence.
We're not just teaching techniques; we're fostering a vibrant community of talented artisans bonded by their passion for concrete and their commitment to facts-based learning. Our recent full workshop was a melting pot of creativity and dedication, and now, as we approach our December course, we're thrilled to see the same enthusiasm and near sell-out interest.
Join us as we unpack these achievements and share our excitement for the community we are building—one that thrives on shared knowledge, unwavering support, and a dedication to pushing the boundaries of craft concrete.
Looking to be a part of this thriving community? There's still a chance to join our December course — but act fast; spaces are filling quickly. And for those looking to elevate their craft with the best, be sure to check out our Alpha Pro Admix, the game-changer in the concrete mix game.
Tune in, get inspired, and let's build something lasting together.
Episode 31: Halloween Spooks & Concrete Realities
Episode 31: Halloween Spooks & Concrete Realities
In this Halloween edition of "The Maker & The Mix," we start with a bit of a scare as Caleb remarks on the unusually deep timbre of Jeff's voice. It turns out to be a mere trick of the connection, not a pact with the supernatural. Once the technical phantoms are banished, we get into the meat of the episode: managing client expectations and navigating the often unpredictable waters of site conditions.
Jeff and Caleb dissect the critical importance of staying adaptable when site changes occur after templating. They emphasize how crucial it is to communicate and reset expectations, ensuring clients are kept in the loop to avoid any real-life horror stories.
As the shadows of October subside, our November GFRC course is nearly full, a testament to the quality and demand of our craft concrete education. Plus, don't miss out on the few remaining spots in our December Ultimate workshop. This is your chance to solidify your skills and exceed client expectations, no matter what surprises may arise.
Ready to embrace the solid foundations of concrete mastery? Ensure your place in the December Ultimate workshop. And for those who want to bring their mix to the next level, the Alpha Pro Admix is available for purchase now. Don't wait until it's too late; secure your spot and your supply today.
Episode 30: The Criterion of Concrete Testing - Trust but Verify
In the vast realm of craft concrete, merely stating that a material undergoes testing is not sufficient. It's the evidence, the shared results, and the transparency that truly matter. Join us in this episode of "The Maker & The Mix" as we delve deep into the authentic essence of testing. We shed light on the significance of defining criteria and the pivotal role it plays in verifying material integrity.
CCI isn't just another name in the crowd. Our long-standing legacy of sharing test results spans not just weeks or months, but years. It's our modus operandi, and we have no intention of changing course. Our commitment to transparency and quality is unwavering.
And speaking of advancements, we're thrilled to introduce the revolutionary Alpha Pro Admix. This breakthrough formula empowers you to craft the "New GFRC", pushing the boundaries of what craft concrete can achieve. It's not just about enhancing your products but elevating your entire clientele.
Time's ticking! We're down to our last few slots for November's GFRC Mastery course. With merely a week and a half to go, the excitement is palpable. Want to be part of this transformative journey? Secure your seat for the November workshop and look forward to December's Ultimate workshop as well. Opportunities like these don't linger. Grab them while you can!
Episode 29: Concrete Clarity – The Anatomy of GFRC, UHPC, and Beyond
Episode 29: Concrete Clarity – The Anatomy of GFRC, UHPC, and Beyond
Join Jeff and Caleb in Episode 29 of "The Maker & The Mix" as they illuminate the intricacies of GFRC, UHPC, and other concrete mixes. Embark on a journey that traces the roots, defines the jargon, and uncovers the unmatched prowess of CCI's "New GFRC". With video demonstrations and rich illustrations, witness firsthand the stark contrast between brittle and ductile failures. As we navigate the meticulous realm of mix designs, one principle shines clear: facts don't care about your feelings. In a world where concrete remains indifferent to sentiment, we stand firm as the industry's beacon of truth. Dive deep, for knowledge awaits.
Episode 28: Exposing the Wizard – The Cornerstone of Concrete Knowledge
Journey with us in this episode of "The Maker and the Mix" as Jeff and Caleb pull back the curtain, exposing the intricate science and robust testing that underpins CCI's reputation in the concrete craft world. At the heart of CCI's ethos lies a profound commitment to results and a relentless pursuit of precision. We don't just teach you to mix and pour; we imbue artisans with verifiable knowledge, ensuring that every piece crafted not only looks impeccable but stands on a foundation of structural integrity.
Our passion for precision and quality isn't just rhetoric; it's woven into the very fabric of our teaching. Recognizing that mastery in craft concrete isn't merely about aesthetics but the confluence of art and science, we've designed our workshops to be comprehensive experiences. A couple of days might introduce you to some of the basics, but the depth we dive into during our Ultimate workshop is unparalleled. From understanding the importance of fiber loads to recognizing the benefits of polymers, we ensure that each artisan is equipped with knowledge they can trust and rely on in the field.
Experience the rigorous science behind our Alpha-based concrete mix. Through compelling discussions and demonstrations, Jeff and Caleb showcase the mix's remarkable flow properties, proving that it not only rivals but often exceeds alternative mixes in both performance and strength.
Are you ready to transition from a cursory understanding to profound mastery? Experience our detailed training firsthand. Witness for yourself the transformative power of our teachings at the GFRC Mastery workshop in November and deepen your insights at the Ultimate workshop in December. Act swiftly; seating is limited, and the thirst for this knowledge is profound.
Episode 27: The Journey of Dylan Myers - Commercial Craft, Pitfalls & A Decade in the Game.
Episode 26: From Calculations to Craft - Dian Mullis' Concrete Transformation
In this captivating installment of "The Maker and the Mix," Caleb and Jeff sit down with CCI alumna, Dian Mullis of Pro Concrete Countertops, based in Minnesota. Dian shares her profound journey, shifting gears from a white-collar engineer to a blue-collar concrete artisan. From precise equations to tactile craftsmanship, her path was marked with unexpected turns and instances like tripping over concrete samples, which she sees as signs from above guiding her way.
Dian’s story emphasizes the transformative power of passion, persistence, and the right training. It serves as a testament to the avenues of possibility that come to life when fueled by curiosity and genuine love for the craft.
For those inspired by Dian's metamorphosis and yearning to make their mark in the world of craft concrete, CCI’s upcoming workshops await. Dive deep into the intricacies of the craft, gain unmatched confidence, and set yourself on a trajectory towards success.
With only 2 alumni spots left for the Ultimate workshop and spaces filling up rapidly for both workshops, time is of the essence. Secure your place now to avoid missing the opportunity to unleash your craft concrete potential this year!
Join us in this episode to immerse yourself in Dian's transformative tale and, perhaps, ignite your own passion-filled journey.
Episode 25: Engineering Art & Mastery - Jason Johnston's Craft Concrete Odyssey
In this episode of "The Maker & The Mix", we're joined by Montreal's premier craft concrete artisan, Jason Johnston of Béton Johnstone Architectural. Delve into Jason's transformative journey, where he emphasizes the pivotal role of comprehensive training and its lasting impact on his craft.
The story is compelling: From owning a skate shop, and realizing that "waiting for someone to walk in" wasn't stirring for him, Jason took his path into his own hands, discovering craft concrete and an immediate passion. Knowing that passions are best explored from a place of strength, Jason sought the best training in the industry, coming to Ultimate in January 2015. A seasoned engineer, with thousands of alumni in prominent positions throughout the industry paired with an artisan whose clientele includes Hospitality Industry giants and multibillionaire homeowners, and is ever growing; one doesn't achieve such feats by skimming the surface. As evidenced by our meticulously engineered 16-foot table, when art meets precise engineering, magic happens. It's not just about the "how," but deeply understanding the "why." Jason knows this.
In 2015, Jason embarked on his journey with our Ultimate Craft Concrete course, and today, his operations push out nearly 17,000 square feet of GFRC annually, and he oversees a team of 12 dedicated professionals. Listen to Jason's story, and be inspired to create your own!
At CCI, our commitment to excellence is mirrored in the successes of our alumni, like Jason. As you immerse yourself in his story, you'll discern the depth, understanding, and mastery attainable through our courses. For those poised on the cusp of their craft concrete journey, Jason's story offers a glimpse into a future filled with potential and expertise.
Episode 24: Crafting the Ultimate Value – Engineering, Mentorship, and Alumni Insights
In this episode of "The Maker and The Mix," Jeff Girard and Caleb Lawson tackle the essence of what makes CCI's Ultimate course a foundational cornerstone for anyone in the craft concrete industry. Discover why the course is designed not just to teach you finishes, but to instill a deep-rooted understanding of the material and process. Caleb reflects on his decade-long journey under Jeff's mentorship, highlighting the immeasurable value of having a structural engineer in your corner daily.
We also dive into real-world applications of engineering principles. Learn how our 16-foot double-cantilevered, post-tensioned, cable-stayed conference table not only showcases design flair but stands as a testament to the meticulous engineering that ensures safety and durability. This intricate balance between design and engineering gives you the confidence you need to execute any project successfully.
But why should you trust CCI? Caleb draws parallels between theological education and engineering practice to underline the importance of sound knowledge backed by proven expertise. And as a special treat, over the next few weeks, we're hosting CCI alumni who have successfully applied what they've learned in their respective businesses. Jason Johnstone, Dian Mullis, and Dylan Myers join us to share their experiences and how CCI's Ultimate course was a game-changer for them.
Don't miss your chance to learn from the best. Seats for our upcoming courses are filling up fast!
Don't miss out on the true value CCI offers. Tune in next week as we continue to put our money where our mouth is, showing you the tangible, long-term benefits of a CCI education.
Episode 23: Striking the Perfect Balance—Fiber, Fluidity, and Engineered Confidence
Episode 23: Striking the Perfect Balance—Fiber, Fluidity, and Engineered Confidence
In Episode 23, Jeff and Caleb explore the intricate balance between fiber loads and fluidity in concrete mixes, a topic that is both crucial and timely for the industry. They begin by discussing Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC), designed by Victor Li for their toughness rather than peak strength, setting the stage for a deeper conversation about material properties.
As they unpack the latest tests on fiber loads, Jeff and Caleb explain how the industry's trending preference for ultra-fluid concrete is a double-edged sword: easier to work with but at the cost of compromised flexural strength - something Jeff and Caleb are unwilling to sacrifice. However, it's not a zero-sum game. With the Alpha line of products, it's possible to achieve both fluidity and strength.
To cap off the conversation, the duo discusses their 16-foot, double-cantilevered, post-tensioned, cable-stayed conference table. This engineering feat is a testament to the precision and confidence that proper engineering can bring to your concrete crafting projects.
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(04:13) Intro to the Fluid Concrete Trend
(22:22) The Trade Off
(32:45) Strength as a Non-Negotiable
(53:33) PVA vs. AR Glass Fibers
(1:12:26) The Alpha Difference
(1:23:06) See Alpha in Action - In Person!
Episode 22: Unveiling the Truth—Alpha Products' Strength, and the Ethics of Context
Episode 22: Unveiling the Truth—Alpha Products' Strength and the Ethics of Context
In this enlightening episode, Jeff and Caleb don't hold back. First on the agenda is the critical issue of context manipulation—how taking statements out of context for competitive advantage isn't just misleading, but downright unethical. They set the record straight and clear the air.
Then, the conversation pivots to something positively groundbreaking—the revolutionary Alpha line of products. Experience the extraordinary power of Alpha Polymer—it achieves an astounding 47% increase in strength when integrated with Rapid Set CementAll. Our proprietary Alpha mix formula, crafted with Portland cement, shatters the 28-day flexural strength of conventional industry blends in just 24 hours. And if you're curious about how we stack up alongside other blends, our testing reveals that an Alpha mix design can deliver 1-day strengths that surpass the current industry trend handily. You need strength you can rely on. We're not just meeting industry standards; we're rewriting them.
Want to see for yourself? Jeff and Caleb share an exclusive invitation to the November GFRC Mastery course where the Alpha products will take center stage. Take this opportunity to redefine your concrete craft.
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The Maker & The Mix, Episode 21: Navigating Business with Wisdom and Purpose - Caleb and Jeff
In Episode 21 of The Maker and the Mix Podcast, hosts Jeff Girard and Caleb Lawson delve deep into the realm of wisdom and purpose in business, drawing inspiration from the insightful principles of ancient literature. The episode transcends the surface-level chatter, offering a profound perspective on the art of staying in the infinite game of entrepreneurship. Embracing the wisdom of avoiding futile controversies and arguments, as beautifully expressed in Titus 3:9-11, Jeff and Caleb underline the significance of focusing energies on what truly matters, nurturing growth, and rising above the noise.
They introduce the concept of the "infinite game," as popularized by Simon Sinek, illustrating how the concrete industry, much like life itself, is a perpetual journey. There's no ultimate victory or loss – it's about evolving, adapting, and continually playing the game. Passionately advocating for a people-centric approach in business, they navigate the distinction between serving customers and chasing after hollow accolades, unveiling a vital truth: the real fulfillment lies in the joy of serving, connecting, and making a difference.
At the heart of it all, they weave in the soul of The Concrete Countertop Institute and reveal how these philosophical pillars drive CCI – from nurturing a nurturing community, to perpetuating a journey of service, wisdom, and purpose that goes far beyond the mere pursuit of products. Tune in to The Maker and the Mix Podcast to explore the nexus of wisdom, purpose, and business, and to understand how these ideals steer the ship of The Concrete Countertop Institute towards an ever-brighter horizon.
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The Maker & The Mix, Episode 20: Decoding Craft Concrete: Micro-Coatings, Aesthetics, and the Patina Paradigm - Jeff & Caleb
Dive deep with Jeff and Caleb in this engaging episode of "The Maker & The Mix" as we dissect and redefine the terms that often cloud the narrative in our niche concrete industry.
Beginning with the essence of Omega and Ovation, we reestablish these products not merely as sealers, but as "Clear, Extremely Hard Micro-Coatings," drawing a clear line in the sand against the backdrop of commonplace "Thick Plastic Films." We agree, in chorus with many industry experts, about the unappealing aesthetic these films often introduce.
Venturing further into the realm of craft concrete expectations, we address the ever-contentious topic of stains. Who's vying for them? Who's avoiding them? In a market where Carrera marble—a notoriously stain-prone surface—has some market share, and is seen by some as desirable for that reason, what's the real conversation about stains?
Join us as we navigate this intricate terrain, distinguishing between the cherished patina and the unwelcome dirty, adding layers to our understanding of the art, and the industry, of craft concrete.
Remember, it's not just about crafting concrete, it's about understanding its language and lore. Engage in the discourse, challenge the norms, and enrich your artisan journey with us on "The Maker & The Mix".
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The Maker & the Mix, Episode 19: Strength in Numbers - The Alpha Advantage & Beyond
**Episode 19 of The Maker & the Mix: Strength in Numbers: The Alpha Advantage & Beyond
Welcome to an episode that is all about strength and speed. Join Jeff and Caleb as they unravel the game-changing capabilities of Alpha Polymer in Episode 19 of The Maker and the Mix.
Imagine increasing the strength of your CTS Rapidset CementAll by 45% or doubling the flexural strength in your Portland Cement-based mix - all in just 24 hours! These aren't mere hypotheses; Jeff showcases these dramatic results achieved through the use of Alpha Polymer.
But our discussion isn't confined to the numbers; we explore the realm of concrete craft in-depth, examining the impact of powerful plasticizers and effective curing practices. By sharing anecdotal experiences and concrete facts (pun intended!), we aim to equip you, our listeners, with invaluable insights that could help elevate your craft.
Amidst these enlightening discussions, we couldn't help but address a rather humorous rumor that has been circulating in our industry. Some folks believe that Caleb's father, a retired judge, is the financial backbone supporting Caleb's stake in The Concrete Countertop Institute. We find the idea quite amusing and take it in stride, remaining focused on our mission to innovate and educate in the world of concrete crafting.
Sadly, there won't be an episode of the podcast next week as we'll be fully engaged with a course at Caleb's workshop. But don't worry, we've got more exciting episodes lined up for your learning pleasure!
Speaking of learning, if you're eager to delve deeper into the world of concrete, consider joining us at one of our upcoming courses - the Ultimate Creative Concrete Course or our 2-Day Professional GFRC Training, hosted by The Concrete Countertop Institute. Simply follow the links below to find out more and enroll:
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Let's explore the strength of Alpha Polymer and elevate your craft to the next level!
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The Maker & The Mix, Episode 18: From Raw Materials to Revolutionary Products: The Journey of Innovation - Jeff and Caleb
Join hosts Caleb Lawson and Jeff Girard on a captivating journey in this episode of The Maker & The Mix, as we delve into the transition 'From Raw Materials to Revolutionary Products.' We explore the diverse world of concrete countertops, furniture, tile, and artwork, elucidating the core elements that lay the foundation of their creation.
Our journey is akin to that of Caleb's grandmother, Fran Carlton, who channeled her dissatisfaction into impactful action, transforming Florida's legislation. We, too, have transformed dissatisfaction into action. Unable to find user-friendly, high-performing sealers and polymers on the market, Jeff ventured to develop superior alternatives.
Our efforts have culminated in unique materials designed to elevate the concrete craft, bridging the gap between traditional practices and modern innovation. These materials promise to shape the future of the craft, enabling artisans to produce higher quality work with greater efficiency and reliability.
Dive deeper into the world of concrete craft with us. Discover our breakthroughs, learn about our transformative materials, and join us on our mission to redefine the future of the craft.
If you're inspired to explore these innovations first-hand and elevate your concrete crafting skills, our [Ultimate Creative Concrete Course](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training) and [2-Day Professional GFRC Training](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc) offer immersive experiences that provide insights into our exclusive techniques and products.
For those interested in testing our revolutionary sealers and materials for themselves, visit our [online shop](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/shop/) and be a part of the revolution.
Tune into The Maker & The Mix for a deeper understanding of your craft. The revolution begins here!
The Maker & The Mix Podcast, Episode 17: Outdoor Concrete Countertops, Materials selection, Sealer For Exteriors, and Best Practices - Jeff and Caleb
Welcome to The Maker & The Mix Podcast, Episode 17! Exciting news - Caleb Lawson is now a co-owner of The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI). Congratulations, Caleb!
In this episode, we delve deep into outdoor concrete countertops, offering valuable insights to elevate your craftsmanship. Learn about Mix Design and Materials Selection, ensuring durable and stunning outdoor concrete projects. Discover a study comparing the Mix Density and strength of Alpha Pro Polymer versus No Polymer in concrete, guiding you to make the best choices for your projects.
Curing Best Practices are crucial for perfect results. We also discuss the importance of using Breathable versus Non-Breathable Sealers for exterior concrete, ensuring long-lasting finishes.
Avoid common pitfalls, like using Foam Core for Outside, and master the art of Seams for Exterior Concrete, achieving seamless perfection.
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The Maker & The Mix Podcast Episode 16: How to Seal Concrete Countertops Quickly - Caleb and Jeff
Join Caleb and Jeff in Episode 16 of The Maker & The Mix podcast as they delve into the art of sealing concrete countertops quickly and effectively.
In this episode, titled "How to Seal Concrete Countertops Quickly," Caleb demonstrates the application process of the renowned Omega Concrete Countertop Sealer (The Last Sealer You'll Ever Need!), providing valuable insights and tips along the way.
Discover the secrets to achieving a flawless finish that not only protects your concrete surfaces but also enhances their beauty. Caleb's live demonstration, with Jeff's ever insightful commentary will guide you through the steps, offering valuable techniques to streamline the sealing process without compromising on quality.
If you've been searching for a quick, easy, and excellent solution to seal your concrete countertops, Omega is the answer. This premium sealer is specifically formulated for concrete surfaces, providing exceptional protection against stains, moisture, and everyday wear and tear. With its easy application and long-lasting performance, Omega is a game-changer for anyone in the concrete countertop industry.
Ready to elevate your concrete craftsmanship? Don't miss out on our upcoming Ultimate Creative Concrete Course and 2-Day Professional GFRC Course. These comprehensive training programs, led by industry experts, will equip you with the knowledge and skills to master the art of concrete. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, these courses offer invaluable insights and hands-on experience to take your skills to new heights.
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Elevate your sealing game and achieve exceptional results with this top-of-the-line sealer.Unlock your concrete countertop potential and explore the world of concrete craftsmanship with The Maker & The Mix podcast. Listen to Episode 16 now on your favorite podcast platform and be inspired by the artistry of sealing concrete countertops
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The Maker & The Mix Podcast, Episode 15: Wave a Dead Chicken Over It! Troubleshooting Problems in the Concrete Countertop and Furniture Craft - Caleb and Jeff
The Maker & The Mix Podcast, Episode 15: Wave a Dead Chicken Over It! Troubleshooting Problems in the Concrete Countertop and Furniture Craft
Join Caleb and Jeff as they dive into the world of troubleshooting in the concrete craft. In this episode, aptly titled "Wave a Dead Chicken Over it," we explore the importance of understanding the underlying reasons behind common issues and how to effectively address them.
At The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI), we believe in empowering our community with practical knowledge and problem-solving skills. We go beyond surface-level information and equip you with the tools to become a confident and self-sufficient artisan. Our goal is not to keep you as an eternal student, but to help you become a master of your craft.
We want to create masters, which is why we don't continually move the goalposts. Facts don't move, and that's what we focus on—solid, proven techniques and principles that stand the test of time.
In this episode, we'll discuss the significance of understanding the "why" behind the challenges you may encounter in your concrete projects. By delving into troubleshooting processes, we'll provide valuable insights and strategies to overcome common issues with confidence and precision.
So, if you're tired of being perpetually reliant on others and want to become a true master of your craft, join us on this enlightening journey of understanding.
Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast platform or visit our website at [Podcast Link] to embark on this transformative journey with us.
And if you're ready to take your skills to the next level, don't miss out on our upcoming Ultimate Creative Concrete Course and 2-Day Professional GFRC Course. Enroll now and join the ranks of skilled artisans who are mastering the art of concrete.
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The Maker & The Mix, Episode 14: Seal the Deal...An Unintentional discussion on Concrete Countertop and Furniture Sealers - Caleb and Jeff
The Maker & The Mix, Episode 14: Seal the Deal...An Unintentional discussion on Concrete Countertop and Furniture Sealers
In this captivating episode of Maker and Mix, join Jeff and Caleb as they dive deep into the fascinating world of concrete sealers. While their original plan was to explore mix designs, the conversation takes an unexpected turn as they uncover the hidden gems of sealers that can truly transform your concrete projects.
Discover the secrets behind choosing the right sealer for different applications, whether it's countertops, furniture, or even artistic creations. Jeff and Caleb share their wealth of knowledge, discussing various types of sealers, their unique properties, and the impact they have on the durability and aesthetics of concrete.
From understanding the importance of proper surface preparation to demystifying the myths surrounding sealers, this episode will equip you with the insights you need to make informed decisions and achieve outstanding results.
Tune in to "Seal the Deal" and unleash the power of concrete sealers in your next project. Get ready to seal the deal with confidence and take your craftsmanship to new heights.
Listen now on YouTube and Spotify for valuable tips, expert advice, and a dose of concrete inspiration!
Are you ready to elevate your concrete craftsmanship? Don't miss our upcoming Ultimate Creative Concrete Course on August 7-11, 2023. This comprehensive training will empower you with the essential skills and techniques to master concrete countertops, furniture, and more. Register now at [Ultimate Creative Concrete Training](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/).
Looking to level up your GFRC expertise? Join us for the 2-Day Professional GFRC Course on November 9-10, 2023. Discover the art and science behind Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) and unlock endless possibilities in architectural elements. Secure your spot today at [Professional GFRC Course](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc/).
Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your concrete journey, these courses will equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from industry experts and expand your horizons.
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Get ready to transform your concrete creations with us!
The Maker & The Mix, Episode 13: Is Concrete Really Concrete? An Exploration of Misconceptions about Concrete as a Medium for Countertops and Furniture - Caleb and Jeff
Welcome to episode 13 of the Maker and the Mix podcast, where Jeff and Caleb take on a fascinating topic that will challenge your understanding of concrete: "Is concrete really concrete?" In this eye-opening discussion, they tackle the mis/disinformation surrounding concrete in our field and embark on a mission to debunk commonly held thoughts, ensuring accurate knowledge prevails.
Join Jeff and Caleb as they dissect the misconceptions surrounding concrete, exploring the depths of its true nature. One particular aspect they unravel is how certain misconceptions can poison the nucleation sites of our understanding. Through their extensive experience and expertise, they shed light on the truth, enabling listeners to see concrete in its authentic form.
This episode marks the beginning of an exciting series Jeff and Caleb have prepared, where they delve into different aspects of concrete, dispelling myths and setting the record straight. As they journey through this series, they aim to enlighten and empower listeners with accurate knowledge, ensuring they are equipped to work with concrete confidently and effectively.
Tune in to the Maker and the Mix podcast to join Jeff and Caleb on their quest for truth. Through engaging conversations and contextual insights, they guide you towards a deeper understanding of concrete, allowing you to refine your craft and challenge long-held beliefs. Don't miss out on this transformative series that aims to clarify misconceptions and revolutionize your approach to working with concrete.
Get ready for episode 13: "Is concrete really concrete?" as Jeff and Caleb navigate the fascinating world of concrete, debunk myths, and ensure your understanding of this versatile material is accurate and informed. Plus, mark your calendars for our upcoming courses:
Ultimate Creative Concrete Course: Join us for an intensive training experience where you'll gain foundational knowledge, from mix design to sealers, for creating high-quality concrete projects. Our upcoming sessions are:
2-Day Professional GFRC: Take your concrete skills to the next level with our Professional GFRC course. Learn the techniques and methods for creating stunning GFRC projects. Our upcoming session is:
- November 9-10, 2023: Register Now!
Don't miss these incredible opportunities to enhance your concrete knowledge and skills. Be sure to listen to episode 13 of the Maker and the Mix podcast to kickstart your journey of understanding concrete in its true essence.
Let's embark on this enlightening journey together.
The Maker & The Mix, Episode 12: Integrity in Business. Elevating Your Craft by Lifting Others Up. A Moment in Our Industry Provokes a Thoughtful Topic of Conversation - Caleb and Jeff
In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the significance of integrity in business and shed light on recent questionable actions we learned about through another podcast. We strongly denounce dishonesty and engage in a profound exploration of the principles of integrity, its implementation, and its crucial role in fostering a thriving business environment.
Join us as we emphasize the core values that guide The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI) in delivering training, content, and conduct steeped in integrity. We also address the importance of responsible communication and the potential consequences of spreading false information, such as the legal implications of libel and slander.
Experience "Truth in Training" as we empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the creative concrete industry while upholding ethical standards and promoting fair competition.
Don't miss out on our upcoming training opportunities:
Ultimate Creative Concrete Course:
- August 7-11, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/
- December 4-8, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/
2-Day Professional GFRC:
- November 9-10, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc/
At CCI, we firmly believe in transparency, authenticity, and the unwavering commitment to provide you with exceptional training rooted in truth, integrity, and a scientific foundation. Visit www.concretecountertopinstitute.com to explore our array of courses, resources, and join a community dedicated to excellence. Together, let's build a future founded on truth, integrity, and responsible communication in the creative concrete industry.
Bonus Episode: The Ultimate Creative Concrete Course Experience - What to Expect
In this bonus episode of The Maker & The Mix, Caleb dives into into the extraordinary experience awaiting you at The Concrete Countertop Institute's Ultimate Creative Concrete Course. Join us as we unravel the transformative journey that awaits you in this immersive training program.Discover the art and science behind crafting stunning concrete creations that leave a lasting impression. Our next Ultimate Creative Concrete Course is scheduled for August 7-11, where creativity knows no bounds at the Lawson Design Studio in Canton, NC.Ready to embark on this incredible adventure? Secure your spot now by registering at: https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/But that's not all! Mark your calendars for our other upcoming classes and unlock endless possibilities:Ultimate Creative Concrete Course:August 7-11, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/December 4-8, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training/2-Day Professional GFRC:November 9-10, 2023: Register at https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc/Elevate your skills, unleash your creativity, and join the thriving community of concrete artisans. The Concrete Countertop Institute is here to guide you every step of the way. Visit www.concretecountertopinstitute.com for more information on our comprehensive training programs, valuable resources, and the limitless potential of creative concrete.
Episode 11: How Pozzolans Work in Concrete Countertop Mix Designs
Join us as we take a deep dive into the world of pozzolans in concrete countertop mix designs. Discover the technical intricacies of how pozzolans work at a chemical level, their role in enhancing concrete properties, and the why and how of incorporating them into your mix designs.But don't worry, it's not all technical! In this episode, we also elaborate on our training philosophy, emphasizing the importance of a strong technical foundation for achieving success with any concrete countertop mix. Understanding the "why" behind the mix design empowers you to create outstanding concrete masterpieces.Ready to expand your knowledge and skills? Our Ultimate Creative Concrete Training goes beyond being just a 5-day hands-on class where you connect with like-minded individuals and craft amazing concrete pieces. It provides you with in-depth mix design knowledge and a profound understanding of the underlying principles.Enroll now for our upcoming training sessions:- August 7-11, 2023: Discover the art and science of creative concrete at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate.- December 4-8, 2023: Elevate your expertise and unleash your creativity at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate.For a wealth of information about pozzolans and CSA cements, visit our website:- The Use of Pozzolans in Concrete Countertop Mix Design: www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training/the-use-of-pozzolans-in-concrete- Do Pozzolans & CSA Cements Work Together in Concrete Countertop Mixes?: www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training/do-pozzolans-and-csa-cements-work-together-in-concrete- Explore more articles and seminars about CSA cement: www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training-category/csa-cement- Dive into the scientific paper "The effect of polymer dispersions on the early hydration of calcium sulfoaluminate cement" from the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, June 2019: www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Scientific-Article-The-effect-of-polymer-dispersions-on-the-early-hydration-of-calcium.pdfExpand your concrete knowledge and fuel your creativity with The Maker & The Mix podcast, presented by The Concrete Countertop Institute. Visit www.concretecountertopinstitute.com to access a wealth of resources and embark on an inspiring journey in the world of concrete craftsmanship. Register for our upcoming classes and unlock your potential today.
Episode 10: Growing Your Business with Lunch and Learns
In this insightful episode, we uncover the power of lunch and learns as a strategic tool to grow your creative concrete business. Learn how to leverage these valuable sessions and other effective techniques to build relationships with top architects and interior designers, opening doors to new opportunities and expanding your client base.Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Our Ultimate Creative Concrete Training offers much more than just a 5-day hands-on class. Gain comprehensive training on marketing, pricing, and selling creative concrete, equipped with a 132-page textbook that delves into these essential aspects.Join us for our upcoming training sessions:- August 7-11, 2023: Explore the full potential of creative concrete at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate.- December 4-8, 2023: Elevate your skills and business strategies at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate.For those interested in mastering the art of GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), our intensive 2-day course is a must-attend. Expand your repertoire and expertise on November 9-10, 2023. Find out more at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/pro-gfrc.Stay connected with us and be inspired by our concrete creations on Instagram. Follow us @concretecountertopinstitute for the latest updates, training highlights, and industry insights.Tune in to The Maker & The Mix podcast, presented by The Concrete Countertop Institute, as we uncover valuable strategies to grow your creative concrete business and establish fruitful relationships with industry professionals. Visit www.concretecountertopinstitute.com to explore our resources and discover a world of possibilities in concrete craftsmanship.
Episode 9: Casting Techniques for Concrete Countertops, Virtues & Vices
Are you team precast or cast in place? In this episode, we dive into the debate surrounding these two casting techniques for concrete countertops. We discuss the virtues and vices of each method, exploring when cast in place becomes necessary to avoid seams. Join us as we provide a balanced perspective, weighing the pros and cons and highlighting important considerations for your projects.For a more comprehensive understanding of casting techniques, including valuable insights on free cast in place mix design and training, visit www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training-category/casting-methods.If you're interested in hands-on precast training, don't miss our upcoming class on August 7-11. Secure your spot at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate. And for those looking to master GFRC, mark your calendars for our 2-day intensive course on November 9-10. Learn more at www.concretecountertopinstitute.com/pro-gfrc.Join us for this insightful discussion as we unravel the complexities of casting techniques, empowering you with the knowledge to make informed decisions for your concrete countertop projects.Stay tuned for future class schedules and exciting updates on our website www.concretecountertopinstitute.com.
Episode 8: The Importance of Community
Join us for an inspiring episode of The Maker & The Mix as we reflect on the transformative Legends of Rock class from last week. Discover the immense value of community in the world of creative concrete professionals and the power it holds in fostering growth and innovation. We also delve into the engineering design behind the conference table, paying homage to the creative genius of Buddy Rhodes.For more photos from the class, visit concretecountertopinstitute.com/legends. Don't miss our upcoming classes:- Ultimate Creative Concrete Course: Elevate your concrete creations to new heights in our immersive training experience. Join us on August 7-11 (concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate) or December 4-8 (concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate) and unlock your full potential.- 2-Day Professional GFRC: Master the art of GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) in our comprehensive training on November 9-10. Gain the skills to create stunning and durable concrete pieces. Register now at concretecountertopinstitute.com/pro-gfrc.At The Concrete Countertop Institute, we believe in the power of community and the endless possibilities it holds for artisans and makers in the creative concrete industry. Join our vibrant community and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion and dedication to excellence.For updates on future classes, exciting projects, and valuable resources, follow us on social media and visit our website.Website: concretecountertopinstitute.comLegends of Rock Class: concretecountertopinstitute.com/legendsUltimate Creative Concrete Course: concretecountertopinstitute.com/ultimate2-Day Professional GFRC: concretecountertopinstitute.com/pro-gfrcFollow us on:Facebook: facebook.com/concretecountertopinstituteInstagram: instagram.com/concretecountertopinstitute
Episode 7: Live From Legends of Rock
Join us for an exciting episode of The Maker & The Mix as we take you live to the captivating Legends of Rock class. Immerse yourself in the energy and creativity of this extraordinary event as we meet attendees from all around the world, including Switzerland, Australia, Texas, New Jersey, and Singapore. Experience the magic of the freestanding concrete bar project, expertly crafted using Buddy Rhodes' renowned pressed technique and GFRC. Gain a sneak peek into the upcoming three days of this immersive learning experience.For a comprehensive overview of the Legends of Rock class, visit concretecountertopinstitute.com/legends. Although the class is currently in progress during the week of May 8-12, 2023, you can still follow along and get inspired by our social media updates on Facebook and Instagram. As we continue to empower artisans and makers in the creative concrete industry, we invite you to explore our range of upcoming courses. Expand your skills and unleash your creative potential with our upcoming Ultimate Creative Concrete Course on August 7-11 and December 4-8, 2023. Discover the artistry of concrete and embark on a transformative learning journey.Additionally, we offer the highly acclaimed 2-Day Professional GFRC Training, where you'll delve into the intricacies of GFRC techniques and learn to create stunning GFRC concrete masterpieces. Join us on November 9-10 to elevate your craft and set new standards of excellence.Stay connected with The Concrete Countertop Institute for updates on future classes, exciting projects, and valuable resources. Follow us on social media and visit our website to embark on your journey of concrete mastery.Website: concretecountertopinstitute.comLegends of Rock Class: concretecountertopinstitute.com/legendsUltimate Creative Concrete Course: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training2-Day Professional GFRC Training: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrcFollow us on:Facebook: facebook.com/concretecountertopinstituteInstagram: instagram.com/concretecountertopinstitute
Episode 6: Setting Client Expectations
Join us for an enlightening episode of The Maker & The Mix as we delve into the crucial topic of setting client expectations in the creative concrete industry. Discover why effectively managing expectations can be the key to success for your business, and gain valuable insights on how to establish clear expectations across all aspects of your operations, from pricing to quality and process.
For a comprehensive deep dive into the world of pricing, marketing, and selling creative concrete, we invite you to explore our in-depth course, Sales & Marketing 101. This transformative course covers all the essential aspects of running a thriving creative concrete business, equipping you with the knowledge and tools to master pricing strategies, effectively market your offerings, and create solid contracts that protect your interests. Discover more about this invaluable resource at concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/sales-marketing-101.
While you elevate your business acumen, don't miss out on the upcoming training opportunities provided by The Concrete Countertop Institute. Join us for the highly sought-after Ultimate Creative Concrete Course, where you'll unlock the secrets of crafting extraordinary concrete creations and gain the confidence to take your skills to new heights. Reserve your spot for the upcoming classes on August 7-11 and December 4-8, 2023, and embark on a transformative learning journey.
Additionally, we offer the 2-Day Professional GFRC Training, a comprehensive program designed to enhance your expertise in GFRC techniques and enable you to create breathtaking GFRC concrete elements. Mark your calendar for November 9-10 and expand your skillset in this dynamic field.
To learn more about these exciting training opportunities and secure your spot, visit concretecountertopinstitute.com. Prepare to exceed client expectations and thrive in the creative concrete industry with The Concrete Countertop Institute.
Tune in to The Maker & The Mix podcast on Spotify and YouTube for captivating discussions, expert insights, and invaluable guidance from hosts Caleb Lawson, Jeff Girard, and our esteemed guests.
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Episode 5: How to Prevent Cracks in Concrete Countertops
In this episode of The Maker & The Mix, we explore the intriguing world of concrete cracks. Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind the various types of cracks that can occur in concrete, uncover the reasons behind their occurrence, and reveal effective strategies to prevent them.For comprehensive insights into the topic of cracking, we encourage you to dive into our informative article available at concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training/what-causes-cracks-in-concrete-countertops.As you continue to expand your knowledge and hone your skills in the realm of concrete, we invite you to explore our upcoming training courses offered by The Concrete Countertop Institute.Join us for the Ultimate Creative Concrete Course, a transformative experience that will ignite your creativity and empower you with the expertise to craft extraordinary concrete creations. Secure your spot for the upcoming classes on August 7-11 and December 4-8, 2023, and unlock your full potential as a concrete artisan.Additionally, we offer the 2-Day Professional GFRC Training, where you can immerse yourself in the intricacies of GFRC techniques and master the art of creating stunning GFRC concrete elements. Mark your calendars for November 9-10 and embark on a journey of growth and skill refinement.For more information and to reserve your spot in these courses, visit concretecountertopinstitute.com. Elevate your concrete craftsmanship to new heights with The Concrete Countertop Institute.Tune in to The Maker & The Mix podcast on Spotify and YouTube for engaging discussions, expert insights, and endless inspiration from hosts Caleb Lawson, Jeff Girard, and guests.Website: concretecountertopinstitute.comUltimate Creative Concrete Course: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training2-Day Professional GFRC Training: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc
The Maker & The Mix Podcast, Episode 4: Maximizing Efficiency with Shop Organization - Jeff and Caleb
Get ready to revolutionize your workspace with Episode 4 of The Maker & The Mix, as we delve into the art of 'Shop Organization.' Discover how decluttering and optimizing your studio can enhance productivity, reduce stress, and give you the freedom to focus on what matters - your concrete craftsmanship.
In this episode, hosts Caleb Lawson and Jeff Girard guide you through invaluable insights and practical tips on spring cleaning your shop. But we're not just talking about a tidy workspace - it's about creating an environment that fosters creativity, efficiency, and mastery.
Ready to elevate your skills to a new level? Don't miss out on our training courses specially designed to enhance your expertise:
1. [Ultimate Creative Concrete Course](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training) - A transformative experience scheduled for August 7-11 and December 4-8, 2023, that equips you with the knowledge and techniques to create exceptional concrete masterpieces.
2. [2-Day Professional GFRC Training](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc) - Scheduled for November 9-10, this course offers you the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of GFRC techniques and refine your concrete craftsmanship.
For a deeper dive into shop setup and equipment, check out our comprehensive collection of articles at [CCI Free Training](https://concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training-category/shop-setup-and-equipment).
Join us in this episode as we navigate the fascinating world of concrete. Happy listening and happy crafting!
Episode 3: Buddy Rhodes: Clay, gunpowder, concrete countertops...
In an exhilarating new episode of The Maker & The Mix titled "Buddy Rhodes: Clay, gunpowder, concrete countertops...," we delve into the captivating journey of Buddy Rhodes, a potter turned industry pioneer. Join us as we hear firsthand from Buddy himself about his transformational journey, the inception of Buddy Rhodes Studio Inc in 1982, and his avant-garde and visionary approach that revolutionized the concrete countertop industry.If you missed your chance to attend the Legends event where you could have met, learned from, and worked alongside Buddy, don't worry, there's still an opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in upcoming classes offered by The Concrete Countertop Institute.Mark your calendars for the Ultimate Creative Concrete Course, a transformative experience happening on August 7-11 and December 4-8, 2023. Unleash your creativity and elevate your craft by joining us in these immersive training sessions.Additionally, we invite you to explore the world of professional GFRC with our 2-Day Professional GFRC Training taking place on November 9-10. Learn the intricacies of GFRC techniques and take your concrete creations to the next level.To stay informed and be part of these exceptional learning opportunities, visit our website at concretecountertopinstitute.com. Don't miss out on expanding your skills and gaining invaluable insights from industry experts.Subscribe now and tune in to The Maker & The Mix podcast on Spotify to embark on an exciting concrete journey with Caleb Lawson, Jeff Girard, and our esteemed guests.Website: concretecountertopinstitute.comUltimate Creative Concrete Course: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training2-Day Professional GFRC Training: concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc
Episode 2: Polymer, Who Needs It?
In the captivating second episode of The Maker & The Mix, titled "Polymer: Who needs it?", Caleb Lawson and Jeff Girard dive deep into the world of polymers and their role in the realm of concrete. Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind this essential ingredient and explore its significance in creating exceptional concrete masterpieces.
Discover why polymers are used, how they work, and the science and engineering principles that make them an integral part of good concreting practices. We'll take you on a journey through the philosophy of relying on sound scientific knowledge to achieve outstanding results.
For a comprehensive understanding of polymer's role in GFRC concrete countertops, we highly recommend checking out our informative article: "What Does Polymer Do in GFRC Concrete Countertops?" at concretecountertopinstitute.com/free-training/what-does-polymer-do-in-gfrc-concrete-countertops.
Stay tuned as Caleb and Jeff share their expertise, insights, and passion for concrete craftsmanship. Subscribe now and never miss an episode of The Maker & The Mix podcast on Spotify.
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Episode 1: The Plywood Violin
Welcome to The Maker & The Mix, the weekly podcast by The Concrete Countertop Institute (CCI). Join Caleb Lawson and Jeff Girard as they dive into the fascinating world of concrete craftsmanship, mix design, and materials. Gain valuable insights and inspiration to take your concrete creations to the next level.
Listen to us on Spotify every week as we explore innovative techniques, industry trends, and the artistry behind concrete. From countertops to furniture and beyond, we'll share our expertise and knowledge to help you succeed in the world of concrete.
Looking to enhance your skills? Don't miss our upcoming Ultimate Creative Concrete Course on August 7-11 and December 4-8. Learn from the best and elevate your craftsmanship. Register now at concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/ultimate-creative-concrete-training.
For those interested in professional GFRC techniques, join us for our 2-Day Professional GFRC course on November 9-10. Discover the secrets of glass fiber-reinforced concrete and how to create stunning, durable pieces. Sign up at concretecountertopinstitute.com/product/pro-gfrc.
Stay connected with us and explore the endless possibilities of concrete. Visit concretecountertopinstitute.com to learn more about our courses, resources, and join our vibrant community of artisans.
Don't miss an episode! Tune in to The Maker & The Mix on Spotify for concrete inspiration, education, and a passion for craftsmanship.
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