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Live Ice Carving at Kuredu’s Main Pool Area

Live Ice Carving at Kuredu’s Main Pool Area

03 May 2017
Ice carving Kuredu Maldives

If you’ve ever admired the amazing ice sculptures on display in Kuredu’s restaurants and wondered how they are created, now is your chance to find out!

Each week, on Thursdays from 5.45 to 6.15 pm, there is an ice carving demonstration at the kid’s pool deck, where the talented, 29-year-old sculpture artist Jeewantha is creating these very cool masterpieces. Expect to see swans, fish, modern art, faces of celebrities, lobsters, corals, flowers, animals, shoes and boots, guitars and more!

Perhaps you’re curious to find out how it’s possible to have sculptures made of ice in the tropical temperatures of the Maldives? We’ve asked Jeewantha, who joined Kuredu is 2015, a few questions about ice carving…

• What is the most difficult sculpture you’ve ever carved out of ice?
‘The Kuredu Island Resort and Spa logo.’
• What is your favourite sculpture to create?
‘A mermaid, because it contains so many different patterns.’
• How long does the average creation take to carve?
‘It takes 3 days to freeze the blocks of ice and 3 to 4 hours, depending on the site and difficulty, to complete the sculpture. What guests get to see during the show is only the final stage of the artwork creation.’
• Have you ever been very close to completing a carving and have it break, and if so, could you fix it?
‘It happened a few times, yes. Fortunately, I managed to fix it by smoothly rubbing salt onto the broken pieces and successfully put the broken pieces together again.’
• How did you discover your passion for carving?
‘I found my kitchen art passion in 2004. I spent a lot of my spare time perfecting my skills; my mentor at that time was so impressed with the artwork that I was offered a full time position as a Junior Kitchen artist. Since then I’ve participated in several competitions where I won 3 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.’
• What would be the ultimate object to carve from ice?
‘It must be the Statue of Liberty!’

Apart from the ice carving there’s plenty of other cool stuff happening at the pool area – even golf! Anyone who’s ever said ‘there’s nothing to do in the Maldives’ has obviously never been to Kuredu!