Advanced Classes

We offer periodic classes for Ultimate alumni only on:

  • Wall panels
  • Concrete and wood
  • Fireplace hearths, surrounds and mantles
  • Fire pits
  • Curved, three dimensional pieces
  • Furniture and desks
  • Fiber optics and other lighting effects
  • Fabric forming
  • Water features and fountains
  • Shower surrounds and floors
  • Tiles
  • Large equipment for GFRC production
  • Get-togethers and reunions at fellow artisans’ shops

Results you will get:

  • Get confident with advanced mold-making for three-dimensional projects and techniques for special effects.

  • Build your portfolio with amazing projects that will wow your clients and impress your friends.

  • Take your business to the next level. Stop competing against granite – blow the competition away.

Techniques you will learn:

  • Each class makes different exciting, complex projects such as concrete and wood furniture, fiber optics, water features, etc.

  • Learn a wide variety of advanced, three-dimensional techniques

Examples of past classes and the types of projects we make:

Advanced June 2011
Advanced April 2012


When and where is this class offered?

These classes are held 3-4 times each year. See the Class Schedule page for details. Classes are either at the CCI facility in Raleigh, NC or at an alumnus shop in a cool location worldwide.

How much does it cost?

Each class is 2-3 days long and generally costs $0 to $695.

What’s the class size?

Because these classes/gatherings are limited to experienced alumni, we can accommodate more people, with a maximum of 20.

Who should take this class?

You must be a CCI Ultimate alumnus. (In some cases an experienced concrete countertop professional looking to take your business to the next level can be accommodated. Click here to contact us.) You must already know how to make GFRC, how to build basic molds and be completely comfortable with all the basics of concrete countertop making. These classes teach you how to use concrete in various complex 3-dimensional situations, not how to make concrete.

How do I sign up?

Registration links are emailed exclusively to CCI Ultimate alumni. If you are not a CCI Ultimate alumnus and wish to be considered for an upcoming class, please contact us.