The first years were all about building our skills and techniques. Mostly it was trial and error and there were plenty of mistakes. I vividly remember the excitement of this project as we tested new (to us) techniques in welding frames, attaching the lath and then doing our first truly sculpted concrete work. We troweled on the concrete, waited (too long) for it to set up and then scratched in the texture with custom, self made tools. Despite our inexperience it worked! Although he was still in high school Peter joined our team as he was able during this period.