Make TWO "Old HK" terrazzo coasters of your choice with optional custom engraved message (one message for each coaster)
Wander around the streets of old districts like Wan Chai, Sham Shui Po or Sheung Wan and you might catch a glimpse of old Hong Kong in the form of "tong lou 唐楼“， old Chinese residential buildings built before the 1960s. One of the most beautiful features of tong lou are the brightly colored terrazzo facades and banisters. Made of pigmented cement with white marble chips, they are an iconic part of old Hong Kong architecture.
We've decided to bring a slice of this Hong Kong heritage to a modern audience with our Tong Lou coasters. Made from Jesmonite, a gypsum composite, they are inlayed with one of four Chinese characters- Coffee “啡”, Tea “茶”, Wine "酒“, Beer ”啤“ and are fitted with a non-slip cork base.
Time and venue:
You will make TWO 10x10cm coasters of your choice (please indicate which two characters out of the four you would like to make in the "leave message to seller" field at check out).
Participant can select from pre-made chips and can design the color of the two base color layers and the character. After casting and sanding, we will provide you with an adhesive cork base. Creations can be taken home at the end of the workshop.
Laser engraving service:
Optional- Add a laser engraved message to the cork base (limit 35 characters) +HK$80 (for both coasters). Please provide us with your custom message at least 3 working days before the workshop so that we can prepare the engraving. We will send you a form after your purchase).