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February Waller of the Month: ADAM FISHER

ADAM FISHER (Maryland) — I am a dry stone mason working in and around Baltimore, Maryland, since 2002 (my business is Pescatore Stone). In my work, I use traditional techniques acquired from my travels through Italy and Spain, and from working with and learning from talented local craftspeople, including the Stone Trust, where I received Level 1 certification in 2013. I like to explore the margin between the natural and the crafted world in celebration of the mid-Atlantic piedmont landscape.       pescatorestone.com

FEATURED IMAGE: This arrangement of stones at Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum was inspired by the winged maple fruit known as a samara and serves as a gateway to the maple collection. The piece was designed by me and Cylburn head gardener, Brent Figlestahler, and built by Pescatore Stone using quarried Pennsylvania bluestone slabs, as a tribute to philanthropist Jean Silber..

IMAGE BELOW: The curved, free-standing wall moves through this front garden in Baltimore’s Guilford neighborhood. Designed by Jay Larch and built by Pescatore Stone using a mix of Pennsylvania field stone and quarried sandstone with wedged and feathered radial capstones.