How to Sand Cast a Concrete Sculpture
I recently built a large sand pit in order to cast cement and make large concrete sculptures. Although many of my concrete sculptures have been either hand-formed over a metal armature or cast from a form I made, I was anxious to try a new method. The idea of casting in sand is not as new one, but it does give a sense of freedom and flexibility to a sculpture.
It has been a trial and error process, whereby I have had a few surprises. I usually have an idea of a shape to start out with and then I wing it from there. I love the texture of concrete and the addition of casting in sand gives an even added texture that reminds me of stone. Since I don’t plan on chipping away at stone any time soon, this satisfies my desires for texture.