Is Hypertufa ?
is an artificial stone
material that is made of several different aggregates and
mixed with portland cement. It is much lighter than
cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions.
It is primarily used as garden art and is fairly easy and
fun to make.
Where Can I Get
There are all kinds of items
that can be used as molds, everything from tupperware to
halloween masks can be used. A lot of times you can find items
around the house that can be used as molds to make some very
What Materials Will I
The materials needed include
Portland Cement, Peat Moss, Perlite, and sometimes cement
coloring if desired. These materials can easily be found at
hardware stores, bought online, or sometimes even at a
What Kind Of Things Can I
What you would like to make is
pretty much up to you. Some examples would be Planters, Bird
Baths & Feeders, Stepping Stones, and even Totem
Where Can I Learn To Make My Own
Claudia Brownlie has a
tutorial for learning the art of Hypertufa. She gives inspiration for making everything from Hypertufa troughs, pots and ponds to sculptures like fountains, spheres and statues. Or maybe you need a special bench or lantern for your patio?
Her book explains the
process of how to do it in detail and includes all of the tips
and tricks. You can check out her website by
The Hypertufa How-To Manual by
Learn all of the best tricks to make your Garden and Lawn Art
the envy of all your neighbors.
Click here to visit Claudia''s