Jesmonite is an eco-friendly safe alternative to resin, plaster or concrete. It is fun, easy to use, and can be cast and worked in many ways to achieve stunning outcomes, in a multitude of projects.
It can be mixed with other materials such as pigments, ink, metal fillers, even coffee to achieve unique finishes - the possibilities are endless!
How to use Jesmonite for Creative Art?
Crafters, artists and designers are increasingly using Jesmonite - its ability to produce fine, intricate details makes it the popular choice for jewellery makers, while its strength and durability lends itself as the perfect material for sculptors, including Rachel Whiteread, Richard Wilson, and most recently Kara Walker, who is currently exhibiting her installation Fons Americanus, in the Tate Modern.
Jesmonite is well known in the design world, and can be used by furniture makers and product designers alike. At the 2018 London Design Festival, Malgorzata Bany presented a body of work including tables and lighting, and at the 2017 London Design Fair, where Jesmonite was named 'Material of the Year,' Ariane Prin was invited to create the site-specific Rustiles installation.See Creative Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The setting time can be anything between 50 minutes and 2 hours, depending on temperature in the room.
This can be stored for up to 12 months.
To clean the moulds after use, rinse with warm soapy water, and dry thoroughly before using again.
It is not advised to use Jesmonite in either of these.
Yes, the most appropriate way to reveal decorative aggregates, (when using the terrazzo method for example) would be to sand the surface with (both wet and dry techniques work) sandpaper, starting with a coarse sandpaper and then moving onto a fine sandpaper grade for finer finishing.
To bond cured Jesmonite materials you would need to investigate either an epoxy based adhesive or PU based adhesive. Most of our clients find that the 2 pack epoxy adhesives are stronger than the 1 pack adhesives.
Our acrylic sealer is recommended for AC100 and will provide a satin finish and is a two coat system.