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Waller of the month: Brian Post

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.  He is also a DSWA-GB certified Instructor and Examiner. Brian is a Licensed Landscape Architect in The State of Vermont. In 2010 he started his own firm, Standing Stone Landscape architecture.  He regularly works with many other certified wallers on complex dry stone projects and as well as working in the design studio.

Integrally involved in The Stone Trust since 2012, Brian served until recently as the Executive Director of The Stone Trust, and is now the Education and Training Director.

Image above:  Right Angle Wall for Master Craftsman Examination from 2016. There was an
old ramshackle consumption wall field boundary at the location. The stone used in the build was
from the old wall with select pieces gathered elsewhere on the property. Certified wallers Seth
Harris and Rob Faraone later assisted with the cheek ends which were not part of of the test.

Images below show a project from the fall of 2019.  The walls were entirely built of stone from the property, including slate, granite, and a mix of other stone.  The steps and flagging were from Judd and Son’s Goshen Stone Quarry.  With help from many certified wallers the stonework was done in just a few weeks.   Wallers assisting:  Jared Flynn, Michael Weitzner, Seth Harris, Torben Larsen, TJ Mora, Russel Autrey, Lynn Hermman.

To learn more about Brian and his company, Standing Stone LLC, click  HERE.

Slate herringbone pannel
Patio and garden above. Low Deck to be built over the pea-stone to the left.