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Welcome to a Whole New Kind of Forum

Welcome to a whole new concept in free Discussion Forums!
Here on TGAF, not only can you join in the chat related to your art or craft, but you can also access a wealth of well researched & constantly updated material on the subject as well.  The NavBar on the left leads both to the discussion boards, and to our permanent  “Knowledge Pages”, which include Glossaries,Patek Philippe complicated replica watches Tutorials, Technical Libraries, pages & pages of informative links, links to both  members & professionals websites & albums…and a whole lot more.  So, take a look around, register and join in.  There’s a lot to see and it’s growing all the time.  Tell your friends and invite them over to chat, share, contribute & learn.  Together, we can grow this site into the kind of forum we’ve all been waiting and hoping for.
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"We never learn so much as when we are sharing
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Posted BY BYD Admin [06 15 2006]
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Faux Bois Classes for 2016
Faux Bois Sculpting Classes for 2016

The only round of classes for 2016 will be in August in San Antonio, Texas hosted by The Southwest School of Art.  They will include "An Introduction to Ferrocement Faux Bois" and the "Advanced Faux Bois Sculpting" classes.

For the dates, details and registration links, click the link below...

Faux Bois Sculpting Classes for 2016

Posted BY Donald Tucker [02 24 2010]
Great Book About Dionicio Rodriguez's Faux Bois Work & Life
Hello All. Just in case you haven't heard about it, Patsy Pittman Light has a book out on the life & work of master Faux Bois craftsman Dionicio Rodriguez.  He was the great uncle of my friend and colleague Carlos Cortes who created an amazing body of work from about 1920 up to the mid '50's.  Patsy spent over ten years researching this book and it covers not only his projects in San Antonio, Texas, but all across the US including many that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You can find it on Amazon via the link below and it is a "must read" for any fans of Faux Bois and El Trabajo Rustico.

Capturing Nature: The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodriguez
by Patsy Pittman Light
Posted BY Donald Tucker [03 22 2010]
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Faux Bois & Trabajo Rustico in San Antonio, Texas
Take a look at what will soon become the most complete photographic record anywhere of San Antonio's amazing collection of this remarkable art form.  For the uninitiated, Faux Bois & El Trabajo Rustico are two very nearly lost schools of art that interpret the look, texture and form of ancient, weathered wood and wooden objects in hand sculpted cement.  The images and documentation covers public & private works created from the 1920's to the present day by a handful of highly skilled artisans.

Click Here to See Them
Posted BY Donald Tucker [01 20 2009]
New Faux Bois Project!
New Public Works Faux Bois Commission!
I am honored to have just had a fairly large scale commission approved by The Baytown Nature Park in Baytown, Texas.  Click on my Banner at the top of the page for more on this project.
Posted BY Donald Tucker [03 06 2011]
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Articles of Interest

Texas based Faux Bois artisans:  Carlos Cortes
& Donald R. Tucker

Posted BY Donald Tucker [06 24 2006]
Tutorials. Now & to Come...
Tips, tricks & techniques from professional artists & craftspeople.
Our "Member Tutorials" Section Just Keeps Growing!
Posted BY Donald Tucker [07 04 2006]
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Cool Stuff for Crafty People!
Introducing two GAF original collections for the "Crafty Crowd".
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Posted BY Donald Tucker [07 18 2006]
Faux Bois on HGTV!
When the good folks at HGTV asked me to let them film how a Faux Bois table is made for their TV show  "That's Clever"..how could I say no?  Here is a "sneak peek" at some of the steps involved, as well as the "Hero" (which I learned is TV talk for the finished item).  This episode finally aired in June or July of 2009.
Posted BY Donald Tucker [05 11 2007]
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Project
A TGAF Exclusive Interview With Internationally Acclaimed Artist & Sculptor, David Adickes.  Update: Meet The Beatles!
Posted BY Donald Tucker [08 06 2006]
A Photo Tutorial of a Faux Bois Bench
The first two links below will take you to two Flickr Albums that show the construction of a 5 1/2' bench from beginning to end.  The third link is to the Discussion Thread about the same project that is on our Forum.
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NOTE: The Albums may be viewed in sequence as a "slideshow"

Faux Bois Bench Album #1

Faux Bois Bench Album #2
Posted BY Donald Tucker [01 09 2010]
Tufatorials- Free Hypertufa lessons from all over the web!
A permanent reference list for member supplied links to great online hypertufa tutorials, recipes & such.  Send yours in now and share it right here!
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Posted BY Donald Tucker [08 18 2006]
TGAF Members Gallery
We have more than a few highly creative folks here on TGAF.  And many of the projects they have completed deserve a place where everyone can enjoy and be inspired by them far beyond the lifespan of the forum.  We are therefore happy to announce a new permanent feature...The TGAF Members Gallery.  Take a look at what some of these folks have managed to accomplish with a few basic materials...and a whole lot of talent.
Posted BY Donald Tucker [04 27 2007]