Inventors are inspirational. Patricia Billings is an inventor, businesswoman, and artist. Her art led to her inventing GeoBond. Today, GeoBond is used by artists, however is an important universal building material. This material is durable, fireproof, and non-toxic.
Patricia Billings was born in 1929 in Clinton, Missouri. She studied art at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. In the 1970s she began working on a durable substance for her work as a sculptor. While working with Plaster of Paris, a swan she had created shattered. This event led to her research and work to create a durable substance. She studied Renaissance sculptors and learned about their with work with a concrete mixture. She began experimenting in her basement workshop. After many years she created a solution that was added to gypsum and concrete. This mixture became GeoBond. She has received 2 patents, however the first wasn’t issued until 1997.
Today Patricia lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a great-grandmother and chairman of the board and director of technology of GeoBond International Inc. Still working with artists in mind, she has also invented CraftCote. GeoBond is sold to 20 markets worldwide. She has turned down the offer of millions of dollars for her formula. She believes in her product and its use. It is a safe replacement for asbestos. However, it can be used for a variety of purposes in art, as well as, construction.
Patricia Billings’ passion and work as an artist led to her inventing GeoBond. Be inspired! Have a bright day!