Made by Lee Bell
My new book is now on Amazon! It features my cement-based Crete Chae Clay recipe, and my many years of using it. See below for some color images from the book and one of my large outdoor sculptures. You can make this weather-proof clay to create sculptures for your own garden. Thanks again Jonni! for your amazing advice and support – just cannot thank you enough. 🙂
>The book is now available on Amazon!
12 thoughts on “My Book including my cement outdoor clay recipe is published !”
Hi Lee. I just got a question from a reader about using aluminum foil under our paper cement clay, because the aluminum might be affected by the cement. Do you think that’s something we should worry about?
I just found Jonni’s page today while looking for a light weight cement to pour in a mold I just bought for my garden. This makes me want to return it and start a garden project from my own imagination with Jonni or Lee’s recipe. Like you, it is like Christmas in my head, all the ideas. I can’t thank you enough!
Hi Carol . Yes you can make a small cup or a giant wheel barrow of it . The recipe is easily scaled to what you need. Thank you for looking into the book .
Getting ready to order but had a question. I have just started playing with cement mache recipes and want to explore this further. I don’t make large projects, will I be able to easily scale down your recipe?
So excited to receive this in my mailbox!! I want to thank you and Jonni Good for your diligence in discovery and sharing it with all of us!! I have forwarded many an artist to Jonni’s recipe/books and expect to do the same for your book. Kudo’s for your gumption!
Thank you so much! I hope you love it! Being able to work large and outside totally changed my world .
Lee, your work is stunning! I have done two cement sculptures outside but I used a special cement with some plastic in it that I purchased from Lowe’s. It has been years ago since I did them but your work and book make me want to revisit working on outdoor projects. You are an inspiration. Thank you for your work and book.
Thank you Pat ! It is wonderful to be able to exhibit outdoors.
Lee, I’ve just started reading your book, but I can see from the detail you include along with your outdoor cement recipe and the instructions for mixing it that this is a wonderful addition to my how-to library! With all your experience with this sculpting method, we can feel confident that any sculpture we make with it, following your instructions, will last for a very long time. I’m already trying to think of a large sculpture that I can make for my own yard – and I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of your book! I probably should have waited to write this when I’d read the whole thing, but I just could wait to let you know how much it impressed me – thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! 🙂
That makes me really happy Jonni! If you are impressed with it , then I must have done an ok job executing writing it out. Thanks again for all your support.
I just cannot Thank You enough Jonni !!!!!!!!!!!
Just so excited I am about to pop with energy. Paperback is up live now too. I have so many projects and ideas racing in my head , just can’t wait to get up everyday and into studio . I can barely go to sleep. A kid at christmas does not begin to describe my happiness . Your support has been AWESOME ! I hope you love it and I hope it gives you great ideas and info for your wonderful work and website. Stumbling on your page five years ago has literally changed my life. Big Hug ! Lee
Congratulations, Lee! I ordered mine as soon as I saw it was available, and I can’t wait to start reading. How exciting!