ANDREW PIGHILLS (Connecticut) was born in Yorkshire, England. His formal horticulture training started at The Royal Horticultural Society at Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate Yorkshire, and has spent several decades creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District.
BRIAN POST (Vermont) starting building walls at age 10, and in 2005 spent 4 months in England, Scotland and Wales apprenticing with several wallers and DSWA-GB Master Craftsmen. He gained his Initial level certification while he was there. Brian achieved DSWA-GB, Master Craftsman certification in 2016 at The Stone Trust.
JARED GRANT (Maine) began building stone walls in 2000, and now owns and operates Shangri-La Stoneworks. The majority of his work is dry stone construction, including garden settings, outdoor living spaces, walls, and flatwork.
TJ MORA (Vermont) is owner of Mora Stone in South Londonderry, VT. He is a Professional Member of the DSWA-GB and has achieved his Level 2 DSWA certification. TJ specializes in hand-built stone features using traditional dry construction methods including moving large stones without heavy machinery. He even still uses some of his grandfather’s tools.…
DAVE FIELDER (Massachusetts) began working with stone in 1995. “My father and I rebuilt an old stone barn on the west coast of Scotland, later that summer I was fortunate enough to work with Dave Goulder [DSWA Master Craftsman] on a farm wall near his home in Rose Hall, Scotland. It was here that I…
DARIO COLETTA (Massachusetts) has spent the last 10 years or so designing and building in dry stone in the western part of the state. He holds Level II DSWA-GB Certification. Featured above is a garden retaining wall with step stile.
DANIEL PETERSON (Minnesota) focuses on developing landscapes and designs aimed at long-term sustainability and functionality based on ecologic and permaculture systems design.
MARK JURUS (Maryland) is dedicated to the craft of dry laid stone construction as is evident in his Blog, YouTube channel and training site for workshops and certification. Quality not quantity – one project at a time.
BRYCE HOLLINGSWORTH (Massachusetts) focuses his energy on the construction of dry stone projects primarily for residential clients in Western Massachusetts, but travels anywhere for the right job.
FRAN HAMMOND (Pennsylvania) is featured for April in our 2019 Calendar. He’s a DSWA-GB Level II Certified Waller and owner of Morning Dew Stonework and Landscape, located in the Philadelphia area.