The Saw is the Law!
Burr “Buddy” Rasmussen was born in California and comes from a creatively gifted family. Originally Burr was attending culinary art school in Austin, Texas and started learning to ice sculpt. His love for the art flourished and has continued over 25 years. Burr has the ability to take concept to creation, first developing his work by sketching out the design. His flexible character and design ideas create memories for his clients and followers due to the fact that he creates an environment for their event with his work. He takes pride knowing that he is one of the few “8%ers” and carves all of his pieces by hand. 92% of the carvers have turned to CNC machines. His work has won years of awards, recognition and repeat business. Burr enjoys travel and has participated in world-wide events such as the London Ice Festival & BP Ice Art World Championships. Burr currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, he is always available to work anywhere around the world.
Burr’s is the founder of “Ice Fights”, which are Ice Sculpting Competitions between two World Class Sculptors, set in a boxing match format. There are three, 15 minute rounds set to energetic music, and the crowd judges the winner in the end. Burr loves competing in the BP World Ice Art Competition every year in Alaska to work with “Arctic Diamonds”, these are blocks of ice from Alaska that resemble diamonds because of their clarity and purity. Burr also enjoys creating many wood sculptures because melting ice has always made him angry. The ice Burr uses is made from a specialized machine that makes 300 pound blocks of ice with 45 gallons of water. These sculptures usually last between 4-6 hours depending on various factors like temperature and location. These sculptures will be set up 30 minutes to an hour before the start of the vent and tear down and removal is available for an additional charge.
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS: Burr has had the opportunity to compete locally and world-wide in Ice Sculpting competitions.
BP World Ice Art Competition – Fairbanks, Alaska
- 2016 – 3rd place
- 2015 – 2nd place
- 2012 – 5th place
- 2011 – 4th place
- 2010 – 3rd place
London Ice Festival – London, UK
- 2014 – 1st place freestyle
- 2013 – 1st place team, 2nd place team big block, 1st place freestyle
American Culinary Ice Art Federation – Orlando, Florida
Ice Art Championships – Orlando, Florida
- 1999 – 1st place
Ice Magic Festival – Alberta, Canada
- 2009 – 1st place team
- 1998 – 2nd place team
Magical Ice Carving Festival – St. Joseph, Michigan
- 2010 – 1st place team
NICA – National Ice Carving Championship
- 1999 – 1st place
Hunter Ice Festival & Richmond Ice Festivals
Week long ice festivals carving 150 300 lb blocks of ice freestyle, ranging in size from 3 feet to 50 feet tall.
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