"If you can imagine it ... we can sculpt it!"
Ted Struckman knows ice.
- He knows how to freeze it crystal clear.
- He knows how to construct it into large things - benches, slides, pillars, ice walls and fabulous buffet displays.
- He knows how to produce smaller ice pieces - beverage glasses and sorbet dishes.
But what he knows best - is how to create an atmosphere out of ice!
“It's pretty amazing, when you think about it. It's just ice. But when it's carved with fine detail – like an eagle's feather – it sparkles and reflects light. It becomes more than 'just' frozen water.”
Struckman talks about being in the right place at the right time and working with good people there.
“I worked with the Clinebell family who invented the CB300 (Carving Block 300 pounds). For sixteen years I built equipment for their ice-machine manufacturing company. Eventually the Clinebell's gave me the opportunity to purchase their ice plant and go into business for myself.”
Before he knew it, Struckman had 33 machines and a bustling business that shipped block ice from Las Vegas to Dallas to Orlando. In 2004 he bought a CNC router, which changed the face of his business. His Sculpture Ice took on an elegance that changed the look and feel of any event, indoors or outside.
What keeps him in the ice-carving business?
“I enjoy finding creative solutions for my clients. It is satisfying to see the pleased smiles of customers, and to hear them say their custom ice sculpture was the hit of the party.”
When he isn't freezing water or carving ice, Struckman enjoys spending time with his wife of 26 years, Leslie, and their sons Tyler and Colby. The whole family, include their cocker spaniel "Buster" loves camping, boating and fishing in the great outdoors.
Struckman Sculpture Ice is happy to work with Ian Kunter of "Ice³ of Denver."
Struckman Sculpture Ice is also pleased to team up with Tripp Pearse and Nathan Pearse of Colorado Party Rentals.