March 2015. DSWA member, Brian Fairfieldassembled a group to create an impressive entrance to the Boston Flower Show. Attendee's were able to walk through it upon arrival.
Professional Wallers from around the world came together at The Stonewurx Stone Festival in Hanover, Ontario Canada in 2011 to assist Dean Mclellanin the construction of this dry laid stable.
The Stone Eye
Assisted Master craftsman, Dan Snow in creating a dry stone sculpture titled "The Stone Eye,”. The ground at the center of the eye is a two-grave family cemetary plot. A 10’ long corbelled passage leads under the brow of the eye to an open-air chamber. The oblong, solid stone mound is 8’ high.
The Craggy Peak
The 2013 Vermont Flower Show. DSWA members assisted featured artist, Dan Snow in creating "The Craggy Peak".
Boston Flower Show Orb and Serpent
The Orb and Serpent provided a one of a kind entrance to the Boston Flower and Garden Show in 2016. Designed and organized by DSWA member Brian Fairfield, these features illustrate the variety of interesting things that can be done with stone. The Serpent is constructed with a Herringbone pattern that is not uncommon in Cornwall UK. The intermittent white stones are called "Through Stones” which are placed for structural stability rather than for decoration. Group projects create community for craftspeople that generally work alone during the work year. Sharing ideas keeps the craft moving forward.
Double Arched Bridge
February 2015. Flower Shows are a great way to construct interesting features and expose people to the art of dry stone masonry. At the Vermont Flower Show Jamie and Charley MacMartin of Queen City Soil and Stone constructed this double arched bridge and discussed its construction with hundreds of enthusiastic onlookers.