Enhancing Lives and Spaces - Recycled Materials serve a Whole New Purpose
In 2012, the concept of Artisan Elements began to take shape–build business relationships and create jobs to decrease dependence on government funding. Started by Abilities First as a program to recycle the organization's paper waste into greeting cards and small home collection items, Artisan Elements evolved into a new business enterprise - designing apprenticeship programs, hiring and training an inclusive workforce, developing a proprietary new medium (ArtisanStone TM) from recycled paper, concrete and commercial additives.
Today, Artisan Elements is resolved to create an environmentally sustainable and inclusive future for all. Our apprentices take great pride in each step of the process. Beginning with shredded, recycled paper, water, concrete and commercial additives, the mix is ground into a pliable pulp and hand-cast into sculptural wall tiles, tables, countertops, landscape edging and commercial & residential planters. The products are air-cured for 14-28+ days. Finally, our team works together to package, label and prepare with care each shipment destined for you.
Our ongoing mission is to explore new sustainable materials and pioneer projects with forward thinking clients. We believe together we enhance lives and spaces!