We are real people with
a real mission to bring a brand new craft material to the market using
an old fashioned philosophy of "Let the Product Sell Itself!"
using word of mouth.
After many years of working
with molds for casting materials and making craft items that we sell
on the Internet, it became obvious that there was a real need for
a material that could meet the needs of artist and craftsman alike
that would withstand the extremes of weather, water exposure, fire
exposure, and be easy to use and versatile to make countless items
with. Something that could be used by craftsmen, but could also be
used to do small production with by family owned businesses.
We have a large amount
of experience in using just about every craft material that exist
over the years, and each material had it's advantages and disadvantages.
Plaster and concrete products
are great for casting into molds and making art with, but plaster
does not stand up to the elements well and concrete takes a long time
to cure out and is not very strong or practical for making small items
Normal Ceramics are great
for making a large amount of things with, but it requires an investment
into expensive plaster molds, a kiln to fire them, and a lot of experience
to make larger castings. The size and scope of working in ceramics
makes it less friendly than other craft projects for most people.
Making your own plaster molds for normal ceramics is not an easy task
even for the experienced mold maker and requires a lot of training
and special tools to do.
the ease of casting like that of plaster and concrete but has the
added advantages of being like a very fine hard ceramic material once
it sets. It sets quickly once mixed with water so no special chemicals
or other toxins are needed to work with it. Anything from simple plastic
molds to complex silicone molds can be used to cast XENOSTONE
or it can be mixed thicker by using less water and applying it to
armatures to create anything from small sculptures to extremely large
We were so excited to be
able to bring this new Cold Set Ceramic to the craft and art world!
After doing hundreds of
experiments and testing possible formulas, we also finally landed
on a new formula that allows a casting to be laser marked with designs.
Not just simply engraved, or using special coatings and other chemicals,
but actually being able to print on the castings right out of the
molds using a laser machine. The possibilities are endless with this
XENOSTONE is truly
a new Space Age material for a new world.
This is the American dream
come true for our small family business. Working long hours in our
small shop and spending time inventing and doing art projects and
mold making has finally allowed us to create something so new that
we think it is going to rock the craft and art world!