Hi, I’m Robyn, the creator of Cementique.
Since a young age I have always loved crafting - whether it be jewellery making, mosaic art or sewing - making is in my blood. After spending 16 years running my own therapeutic massage practice, both in my native South Africa as well as in Ireland, I felt like I was ready for a change, so when covid hit and I was forced to close my practice, it was the perfect time to try something new.
After stumbling across a video on the internet of someone working with concrete, I was intrigued and decided to give it a go myself. I loved the idea of being able to create something from easily obtainable items to end up with a tangible product within a day. I quickly became obsessed with this medium - and making pots for my extensive house plant collection. This is ultimately how Cementique was born. After running out of friends and family to gift my creations to, I decided to try my hand at a local Christmas market to see if anyone else would love my work as much as I loved making it. As it turns out, they did and now Cementique can be found in select gift shops across Ireland, including my own store on the beautiful river front of Waterford City.
I couldn’t have grown my business without the help of my husband and sidekick in life, Sean. He has been my concrete sander and delivery driver from the start. More recently he has started working with coins and recycled copper to produce beautiful and unique jewellery pieces. Together we look forward to continuing to produce unique pieces for you and your home.
Handcrafted in small batches, each product takes anywhere from two days to two weeks to make. The utmost care and thought goes into each piece, from the design concept down to the eco packaging. Due to the nature of the products we work with, no two pieces will ever be exactly alike and it is these variations in colour, texture and size that help create each perfectly imperfect piece. Enjoy browsing through our range and let’s see how Cementique’s products can brighten your day or be an inspired gift for others.