The Creative Edge Master Shop 2016 Calendar!

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Creative Edge Master Shop continues its leadership in the fabrication of STONE, CERAMIC, METAL and FLOOR COVERINGS.

The 2016 calendar showcases the state of the art in Decorative Architectural Waterjet with projects from around the USA and the world.  You will be inspired and amazed at the creativity of our clients and our talented staff as we explore material combinations, artistic detailing and exuberant design made possible by the technology of waterjet.
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Check out our new website and photos galleries. Confirm your details to continue to receive our blog and E-news mailings. JOIN US on social media as we articulate and expand the latest ideas for the creation of magnificent installations in terrazzo marble and granite, resilient, metals and ceramics!

 

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Jim and Ginger Belilove Happy Holidays!

 

Our ways to connect and create are better than ever…we look forward to interacting in 2016.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Jim Belilove, President
Creative Edge Master Shop

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Launching Into Our Twenty-Eighth Year!

Welcome to our newsletter!

After 27 years, Creative Edge Master Shop brings a renewed commitment and vision to our expanded range of projects.

Please browse through our new website and photo galleries and confirm your interest in our blog. Join us through the social media buttons below to view our latest luxury stone, granite, marble, terrazzo, and resilient installations.

Our ways to create and connect are better than ever as we continue to articulate and enhance the artistry of architectural waterjet.
 Jim Belilove, President, Creative Edge Master Shop
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Jim Belilove, President
Creative Edge Master Shop
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Stone Flooring in Houston Hospital

I was totally blown away when photos of this completed job arrived! This grand hospital entry medallion at North Cypress Medical Center is simply breathtaking!

Designer Kimberly Michaud Interiors, of Brentwood, TN, selected custom colors to match the rest of the hospital’s design.

While organizing this contract for Creative Edge, I saw the work at every stage: however, the final results far surpassed my expectations.

This job was cut precisely using our state-of-the-art waterjet techniques, making it easy for Camarata Masonry Systems to install. Daltile architectural representative Randy Hoffman and SpawMaxwell were a pleasure to work with on this project. This project was installed in the elevator lobbies on five floors of this facility, which creates a real ‘wow’ factor.

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Want to make an impact with waterjet? Contact me at (800) 394-8145 (toll-free) or email me at tamis@cec-waterjet.com.

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Pour-In-Place Terrazzo Replacement

If you have never seen the installation of our one-piece waterjet cut metal frame, here is your chance. This job started out as precast terrazzo, but had to be re-done as a pour-in-place. It was a bear logo in the entryway of a new business that was damaged.

We hired a terrazzo contractor to remove the old logo and replace it with a new pour-in-place job. We supplied a metal frame. A pour-in-place job with a design this small (5′ in diameter) is challenging.

The customer was very satisfied with the outcome!

Want to talk terrazzo? Call me anytime at (800) 394-8145 , or email me : roberts@cec-waterjet.com

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Elegant, Contemporary Medallion for Designer’s Home

Designer Sonia Bendt knew that an oval medallion would be perfect for the oval foyer in her own Arizona penthouse. This shape is hard to find, so she turned to me at Creative Edge for a custom job.

“As a designer, I believe that an entrance should have an impact,” said Sonia. “The best way to do it is by featuring a dramatic, eye-catching medallion that coordinates with the architecture.”

Sonia designed the medallion and chose the stone colors from Creative Edge’s palette. The medallion flatters the Bendts’ 3,190-sq-ft. home, inspired by contemporary furniture designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

“My designs tend to be elegant and streamlined. I like to create environments that homeowners can relax in and love to entertain in. ” – Sonia Bendt
“My designs tend to be elegant and streamlined. I like to create environments that homeowners can relax in and love to entertain in. ” – Sonia Bendt

Sonia attended The New York School of Interior Design and combined her interior design work with real estate sales.

You can read more about the Bendt’s home in Arizona Foothills Magazine.

Are you working on a project that needs something special? Contact me at (800) 394-8145 (toll-free) or email me at: tamis@cec-waterjet.com

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Detailed Tapestry “Rug” in Stone

What does it take to transform an elaborate carpet design into an exquisitely detailed stone rug? The art of tapestry uses tiny tufts of soft fabric structured in a mesh backing. Marble, on the contrary, is extracted from the earth in chunks of solid rock. Only modern waterjet technology, controlled by a computer, could do justice to this detailed design.

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Creative Hospital Applications for Waterjet Cut VCT

Makes hospitals user-friendly

We get great results with Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) cut with waterjet for health centers and hospitals.

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Creative Edge Master Shop easily cuts VCT economically and precisely with virtually no gaps. This eliminates costly, time-consuming, imprecise hand-cutting. Any size and complexity of design can be manufactured.

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Feel free to contact me anytime at (800) 394-8145 FREE, or email me at martyt@cec-waterjet.com.

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Quilt Tiles Adorn Iowa State Fairgrounds

Child admires the quilt frieze at the Iowa State Fair. Source: Sewn by Leila
Child admires the quilt frieze at the Iowa State Fair. Source: Sewn by Leila

The Iowa State Fair opens this week, and up to one million visitors will see the county-quilt mosaic fabricated by Creative Edge Mastershop on the outside of the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center. Installed as part of this building’s original construction in 2010, these tiles are a permanent tribute to Iowa’s proud country quilting history. Each piece was precisely cut using waterjet technology at the Creative Edge world headquarters in Fairfield, IA.

Running since 1854, the Iowa State Fair is the biggest single event in the state of Iowa. It is known internationally as one of the largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the United States. The Iowa State Fair honors the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Iowa is composed of 99 counties. Each county provided a quilt pattern for the tile project (example: Cherokee County).

A total of 400 tiles were made for the frieze that wraps around the outside walls of the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center. This 110,000-square-foot building cost $20 million and represented a major addition to indoor space at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The building hosts events including trade shows, concerts, livestock shows, meetings and sporting events. Installed as a continuous stripe, the 15-inch wide waterjet-cut tiles are midway up the outside of the building.

Creative Edge Master Shop displays quilt tiles in the Jacobson Building
Creative Edge Master Shop displays quilt tiles in the Jacobson Building

Creative Edge began production by scanning the submitted tile designs into their computers. They created a program for each design so the waterjet system could make the cuts. Ten colors of tiles were used. Some of the more basic quilt designs required just a few dozen cuts; elaborate designs needed hundreds of cuts. Their computers generated templates to help their employees assemble the tile pieces in the right order to make completed tiles. The tile pieces were stuck together into individual tiles and shipped to the fair grounds for installation.

Country quilting is a favorite pastime in Iowa. A mostly rural, agricultural state, Iowa was settled by self-sufficient farming families. They sewed country quilts – some practical and some ornate – for warmth, decoration, and story-telling. Many barns in Iowa are adorned with a painted quilt pattern above the main barn door. Creative Edge’s quilt tiles at the Iowa State Fair are ultra-durable stone, designed to delight fairgoers for many decades.

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