Make Your Sculpture Look Great

Make Your Sculpture Look Great

Making the prefect ice sculpture is hard enough, but having to create one for a corporate event can be a very daunting task. Many things have to be perfect to make sure you don’t get the cold shoulder from the company you created it for.

 

7 Tips for the Perfect Corporate Event Sculpture

 

  • Follow The Instructions – This may seem simple enough, but make sure it is exactly what they company requested.
  • Be Safe – When sculpting, make sure you are wearing the proper protection to make sure you don’t ruin the sculpture or even get stuck to it!
  • Add a Luge – A nice touch to the sculpture to help people remember it would be to add a luge to it that would deliver drinks to people in attendance.
  • Transport – Make sure your sculpture doesn’t melt when you’re moving it. Have it in the proper container that can keep it cool on it’s way to where it’s going
  • Display – Once the sculpture gets to the event, put it on a display that will either rotate or allow everyone to take in how intricate and beautiful it is.
  • Light – In addition to the right display, additional lighting could be very helpful in making everyone see the smooth edges and details of the sculpture.
  • Make Cleanup Easy – Don’t make the company at the event worry about whether they will have to clean up the water when the sculpture begins to melt. Get them drip pans or have the run off catcher built in to the display the sculpture is on!

 

Ice Crafters offers the best and largest selection of ice sculpting equipment to make your sculpture look great, especially when it is on display. For more information on our products, please contact us today!

Entering Into The NICA Carving Championship

Entering Into The NICA Carving Championship

Running this February 20th to the 22nd, the National Ice Carving Association will be hosting its Ice Carving Championship event in Levis Common and Downtown Perrysburg, Ohio. With two days of competition on the 20th and 21st, and awards ceremony held on the 22nd, this event is dedicated for professional ice crafters to showcase their carving talents.

 

In order to qualify and register for this championship, you must be a registered member of the NICA and have to have scored a total of 70 points or higher, or a first, second or third place at any other NICA event. Participants can expect to be challenged in a Friday 1 block/3 hour and Saturday 2 blocks/4 hour event.

 

Winners Take Home NICA Grand PrizeEntering Into The NICA Carving Championship

 

The winner will receive a prize package including $15,000 in cash, trophies and medals. This two day competition is an ice crafters dream and an ideal way to show off what they can do with a simple block of ice. The works of art created at the NICA Carving Championship are spectacular and worthy of all of the oohs and aahs.

 

It does take years in order to perfect the craft of ice carver. To help you along the way in your challenges leading up to and including the NICA Carving Championship, you’ll need quality tools and equipment, which can be provided here at Ice Crafters.

 

We have an abundance of ice carving parts that are sure to turn your block of ice into a masterpiece. Contact us today or browse our website for products.

 

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Ithaca Ice Wars 2014 (Video)

Ithaca Ice Wars 2014 (Video)

Ice sculpting is a passionate, skillful, art for all to enjoy. During this time across the United States, the National Ice Carving Association (NCIA) sponsors Official Events in various locations and dates. One of the upcoming ice carving events sanctioned by the NCIA is the Ithaca Ice Wars, on December 11th through the 13th, in Ithaca, NY.

 

Located in the Ithaca Commons in downtown Ithaca, Ithaca’s Ice Wars Ice Carving Competition showcases sixteen acclaimed ice carvers from around the world that will compete in three competitions over three days to win the grand prize of $9,000.

 

Check out a video from last year’s competition:

 

 

As you can see the sculptors can get very creative with their designs, all works are unique.

 

Friday’s event is a speed competition. In the competition, two carvers will go head-to-head with only one chance to make the perfect cuts, delivering a statue that will be judged by a National Ice Carving professional judging panel and the crowd. Each master carver must complete a statue in 20-minutes, using a very limited supply of ice carving tools to craft each sculpture.

 

On Saturday, there are two competitions. The first part of the Ice Wars is for the ice sculptors to begin carving their entire statues in one place, and then they must move the carving without breaking it to the final display location.

 

The second event is last of the NCIA event. This is where the really big ice art can be done. The talented ice carvers are to show off their skill by creating works from two, 300lbs blocks of ice.

 

As you can see here at Ice Crafters, we enjoy the sport and clash of artists in ice sculpting. If you have an affinity for the arts and enjoy watching the masters at their craft, check out this event or one that is in your area.

 

For those ice carvers that are looking to improve their sculpting tools or accessories, check out the wide variety of products that Ice Crafters carries and prepare yourself to make amazing pieces of art like those at the Ithaca ice Wars! For more information contact Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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