Longtime readers of Fine Homebuilding magazine will recognize the name of Buddy Rhodes. For the last twenty years, he's been at the leading edge of concrete design in both residential and commercial applications. Buddy was trained as a potter, but influenced by his builder father, he soon found himself working with concrete, a material that's similar to clay that doesn't need a kiln. He soon switched from bowls to bricks, planters, tiles, and countertops. Lately, he's been working with a new lightweight concrete mix that doesn't need traditional reinforcement, so the material can be much thinner. We thought it was a good time to go visit Buddy in his San Francisco studio, where he's in the process of making a vanity sink and counter for FHB's very own Project House.