Company History - Ice Art
Ice Art was first started in 2004 by James Cussen in Cape Town. During this time Ice Art has worked on a number of magnificent ice sculpture projects both on a local, national and international level. James and Matthew were also involved with the ground breaking project of the Ice Lounge at the V+A Waterfront…. Africa’s first Ice Bar.
What’s so special about the ice?
The ice we produce at Ice Art for our ice sculptures is extremely special ice. Each block is 150kg when harvested and is crystal clear. Each glassy block is 1m by 0.5m by 0.25m takes 4 days each to produce. Elements frozen into this clear ice looks outstanding.
Ice Carving Tools used?
Chainsaws, ice sculpture chisels, die grinders, angle grinders, specialized drilling bits, plenty of warm clothing, thick socks, blood, sweat and determination…
Where do we carve?
In our 50 square meter freezer at -15 degrees or Live on site at your event.
What can we carve?
Try us!... in any given week we can carve a huge variety of ice carving designs and concepts -from logos and animals through to furniture and product replicas. We have carved hundreds of ice sculptures over the years and we can advise you on the best approach to achieving your creative objective. Blocks can be carved as single blocks or added together to produce multi-block ice sculpture displays.
Does it melt?
Unless displayed in a Subzero environment, ice will melt… it’s simple science. However, the melting ice is part of the beauty and our special ice means that our ice sculptures will look good for 8 hours plus. We provide all the drainage and lighting for the ice sculptures and ice bars, except for very extensive projects where we liaise a lighting specialist on behalf of the client.
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