Ice Sculpting the Modern Way

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Cengage Learning, 2004 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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For students in food service and culinary arts programs at community and private colleges, Ice Sculpting the Modern Way, is a collaborated effort by three professional chefs who have extensive, but varied experiences in culinary education and the foodservice industry. The sculpting mastery of chefs Finch and Maxfield, combined with the concise writing ability of Chef Garlough, make for a truly remarkable text on ice sculpture. Unlike other ice sculpting books on the market, this text was specifically formatted for the classroom learner, with chapter features that include key word lists and parts, consisting of thirteen chapters, that lead the reader through the foundation basics to advanced skill training. Another inspired feature of Ice Sculpting the Modern Way is its approach to teaching the craft of ice sculpting. Students are given insights and exercises relative to the art of sculpting, prior to touching the ice. Students learn about the sculpting process, and are provided with exercises to improve their sculpting skills. The use of modern power tools makes this text truly unique among sub-zero art books. The authors honor the past with a respectful treatment of the traditional ice tools: handsaw, chipper and chisels. However, this text emphasizes the use of power tools to masterfully create the ice pieces. No other text on the market goes into such detail using power tools.
  

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Contents

The Art of Sculpting
3
The Science of Ice
14
The Sculptors Tools and Equipment
23
Sorber Dishes 169
31
Safe Practices and Ptocedures
41
Masreting Shapes and Forms
61
Sculpting with Templares
71
Joining Ice to Ice
81
New Years Eve Display
221
Wedding Bells
224
ukebox
231
Catde
239
Cornucopia
247
Advanced Sculprures
257
Gibson Giel
259
Butrerfly
264

The Studio
91
Long and Short Term Ice Storage
97
Displaying and Lighting for Effect
107
Custom Design Techniques and Special Event Sculpting
121
Ice Sculpting Organizations Comperitions and Festivals
135
The Business Side of Ice Sculpting
148
Prelude to Appendices A B and C
165
Ice Tmy
174
SnowFilled Snowflake
181
Vase
187
Basker
194
YinYang Table Cenreepieces
202
Appendix B Inrermediare Sculprures
209
Logo
211
Tuna
270
Cannon
278
Pegasus
286
Goote
295
Additional Templares
311
Appendix E Resources and References
317
Supplieis
319
Organizations
324
Comperitions
326
Selecred Bibliography
327
Glossaty of Terms
329
Index
338
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About the author (2004)

I was born into a poor family. My father was raised a sharecropper and only attained a fourth grade education. My mother was raised on a farm and only finished the eighth grade. Despite this, my parents did well. My father became an assembly line worker, making a sufficient salary to provide for my mother and me. After graduating from high school, I obtained a college degree and began by career. As I was growing up, I always considered my parents to be Christians even though my father never went to church and my mother only went sporadically. When I was young, I attended church occasionally with my mother. Later, I attended with friends. I ultimately concluded that the God of the Bible was not real. I believed there was a God, but he was not the one described in the Bible. Even so, I eventually became interested in the Bible and discussed it frequently with believing friends. I ultimately decided to become a Christian. However, over the next several years, my nascent faith began to wane as I read more and more things in the Bible that just didn't square with what I personally knew about how the world works. After much reading, thinking, and soul searching, I ultimately came to the conclusion that I had been right back in high school and college. The Bible was strictly the writings of men and the God it describes is not the one that really exists. After many more years of reading and thinking, I have not changed in this belief. I finally decided that I needed to write down all the thoughts that led to my conclusions concerning the Bible. This book is the end result. I am also the author of two other books. "Beginnings to Endings: Philosophical Ramblings for Avoiding Global Destruction" is a humorous book about various topics related to philosophy. "Passion is a Harsh Taskmaster" is a mystery romance novel. Additionally, I have written many computer related articles for a number of journals and magazines and have had several poems published.

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