Moon Gate Entry Sign

A moon gate by Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks.

A moon gate by Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks.

The Town of Weaverville brought Hammerhead Stoneworks on to design and install an striking entry sign to welcome visitors as they enter town along Merrimon Avenue. The design features a moon-gate- a full circle arch. Originally meant to evoke the fresh growth and unlimited potential of a newly sprouted fiddlehead fern, it also looks an awful lot like the water wheel that’s just below the lake in the background. That’s a happy accident of the design process.

This project is still in progress. Tomorrow we will pick a beautiful slab of sandstone that will be engraved with the town greeting message and then installed to the left of the moon gate.

A moon gate by Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks.

A moon gate by Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks.