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Reading List – In the Company of Stone

“Finding stone, choosing it, and letting go of it are the three things a waller does. I’d miss any one of them too much if I asked someone else to do them for me. I may work by myself, but I’m not alone. I’m in the company of stone.”

“In the Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall”  is a meditation on a handcraft dependent on natural materials and basic rules dictated by gravity. It’s an ancient skill–building with only what the earth provides. Dan Snow’s evocative prose and Peter Mauss’s richly textured photographs of Snow’s work reveal the nuance and beauty of walling–and of one man’s relationship with nature. The result is by turns poetic and practical. Snow’s commentary and a helpful appendix of design detail make for an inspiring, informative book.

The Stone Trust is happy to be able to offer In the Company of Stone. This rare, out-of-print and sought after title by  Dan Snow,  a founding member of the Stone Trust and  a DSWA Level IV, Master Craftsman and  and DSWA-GB Certified Instructor Instructor,  is also an artisan who builds walls, terraces, caverns, and the occasional sphere out of dry stone. This  poetic piece on the work of Dan Snow and is a must read for anyone captivated by stone walls.

Written by Dan Snow and   photographs by Peter Mauss. “Snow’s evocative prose and Peter Mauss’s richly textured photographs of Snow’s work reveal the nuance and beauty of walling – and of one man’s relationship with nature.”

We are so happy we could bring you this exceptional title!

‘In The Company of Stone” can be ordered here.