• drystone walls make garden terraces
  • natural stone labyrinth
  • fire pit
  • Phoenix Rising

    A full view of the "Phoenix Rising" public art mosaic from Richard Bowling Elementary School in Norfolk, Virginia. Image © 2018 Dave Chance Photography

  • stone-slab-staircase (2)

    Drystone steps and wall

  • drystone walls make garden terraces

    Drystone Wall Terraces

    Terraced drystone walls create planting beds on a steep mountainside.

  • natural stone labyrinth

    Stone Labyrinth Center

    The central rosette of a stone labyrinth made of bluestone and sandstone from Tennessee.

  • fire pit

    Roaring Fire Stone Fire Pit

    A good blaze contained by stone fire pit.

Recent Blog Updates

  • Black Mountain Stone Patio

    Mar 1, 2021

    Our current masonry project is a drystone patio in Black Mountain, North Carolina. There’s a square of concrete pavers at…

  • Fourfold Mosaics Grouted

    Feb 27, 2021

    I grouted these two mosaics this weekend. These are my first experiments with geometric patterns, these based on Islamic tile…

  • Mosaic Update

    Feb 17, 2021

    We’re still plugging away at “The Treehouse Orchestra.” Here’s a couple of recent pics: Jonathan is seen laying out the…

  • Stone Steps

    Feb 15, 2021

    We built these two sets of steps at home just outside of downtown Weaverville. They replace wooden steps they were…

  • Steelpan

    Feb 13, 2021

    The design on the steelpan from the Treehouse Orchestra mosaic is a reference to the Phoenix Rising mosaic, the first…