Flagstone Gallery Featuring Patios & Pathways
This flagstone gallery features various projects completed by Hammerhead Stoneworks. Showcased are flagstone patios, mosaic patios, flagstone pathways, stone entryways, and stone step paths. Browse the images for ideas for your own space!
This colorful sandstone from Tennessee is one my favorites for flatwork of all kind. Flat and durable, it’s a wonderful walking surface. We especially love using large slabs to create patios. The range of colors available is amazing, and it’s very workable with hammer and chisel.
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Patios and fire pits just go together.
I’m not sure if we invented this idea or not, but I’d never seen one before. The invisible fire pit saves patio space by hiding the burn area under the stone. We make a sturdy lid to cover the fire pit and make sure that it drains properly. Take the lid off when you want to have a fire and leave it covered when you don’t. A grate to elevate the wood allows enough oxygen to get to the fire and get it burning.
This project combined so much of what we do at Hammerhead. In addition to our traditional flagstone, the center has our mosaic patio approach. The walls are all laid dry and are obsessively built. I like the way the walls tie into the boulders, a detail that we gravitate towards. Additionally, you can find it on Google Earth, if you know where to look. Learn more about the Sacred Circle.
I love the stone that comes from Pennsylvania. The bluestone is well known and turns up frequently in dimensional patios (squared off, tile-like pieces.) I lean more towards the random shapes, though it’s also a favorite material for our mosaic patios. A less renowned variant is called full-color, which is greenish-blueish-brown. Wonderful textures and even the occasional fossil can be found in Pennsylvania Stone.
This granitic gneiss is quarried in nearby Fletcher. Though not the smoothest stone we have available, it has beautiful grain and texture. And it looks like it belongs to these mountains, which lends an air of gravity and authenticity to a place. It’s hard and sharp and the pieces have an angular quality to them.
This project won a 2016 Griffin Award for historic rehabilitation from the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County. We did the pathway as well as the steps, taking pains to match the mortar/grout to the original construction.
The Village is a mosaic patio created for the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County. It’s a favorite piece of mine. We used granite scraps saved for the waste piles at counter top fabrication shops. I like it when we take junk and make art out of it.
Flagstone Sidewalk for a Town of Weaverville Park
We built this drystone sidewalk for the Town of Weaverville’s Nature Park, which runs parallel to Main Street in downtown. These were some of the biggest slabs of stone. I like the wall here too.
These are some of my favorite projects. There’s something about that crisp a line, honed into rough stone.
The labyrinth is the ultimate in that crispness.
This piece was my first really mosaic floors. It’s all Pennsylvania stone, blues and browns, built in collaboration with Krista Washam LaBlue.
The Blue Spiral was the first public art commission.
Odds & Ends
Contact Hammerhead Stoneworks: Call Marc at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him email@example.com