Ice Sculpture The art of ice sculpting is a form of sculpture in which ice is used as the raw material. As related to the event planning industry, ice sculptures are used as centerpieces or decorative pieces within a venue. The art form itself is actually taught within culinary schools as it has become a large part of catering. Ice sculptures are created from a large block of ice using tools such as a chisels specifically designed for cutting ice. Ice sculptures will obviously melt depending on the environment in which they are contained so they should be placed on top of a plate or other surface that can hold excess water. Many shapes and designs can be created in ice sculpture such as:
When beginning to create an ice sculpture make sure that you use boiled water because it is more likely to produce bubble free transparent ice which is ideal for sculpting.