Dry Stone Walling Across Canada - Photo Gallery

These pictures are but a few of the many walling projects the DSWAC has completed in Canada and around the world, over the last ten years. To see more, please visit our members only section. Membership Information can be found here: Membership Information

 

 

Faux ruins constructed completely of dry laid stone using random quarried dolomite quoins and round granite fieldstone from the property. This installation was completed the last week of May 2013 by John Shaw-Rimmington.

 

 

Dry stone slanted wall niche by john Shaw-Rimmington

Design by John Shaw-Rimmington

The idea for this slanted dry stone wall circular 'niche', designed and principally built by John Shaw-Rimmington for Andrea Hurd of Mariposa Gardening in Berkeley California, came from the client's request ( after having been introduced to John's work), to incorporate some sort of arch into the slanted wall design that John and his crew had by then nearly completed on the Danville property back in 2008. It was difficult for him to come up with a concept of how to form a structural enough opening in such a wall at all (keeping with the slanted dry laid stone theme) but eventually John came up with an idea (and a drawing) that worked in a humped wall with converging angles forming a small moongate which everyone approved of. 

slanted wall niche drawing/design by John Shaw-Rimmington

Design by John Shaw-Rimmington

This is an original design of John's . Both photos are copyrighted.




curvy dry stone wall - john shaw- rimmington

photo John Shaw-Rimmington 2004

The idea for this curvy dry stone wall (designed and principally built by John Shaw-Rimmington in 2004) was based on the famous Goldsworthy wall at Storm King, New York. The client commissioned John to create something similar (but with more traditional British vertical coping) to run through a section of his forested property. The photo was taken by John from the roof of the house. There is nothing wrong with taking an idea and doing one's own interpreation of it. There are only two types of walls anyway , straight ones and curvy ones. No one has a copyright on how curvy they can be.  Copying a style or theme is consistent with artistic expression and development. However merely reproducing someone else's work without giving them credit or stealing and posting images that someone else photograpphed, without their consent, implying it is all your own work, is dishonourable and illegal.  It should be noted these photos are copyrighted. 

 

Landon Bay Park program coordinator John McLeod and his wife Marion pose in front of the arch entranceway to the 'lookout trail' which has recently been constructed during the 2010 DSWAC Rocktoberfest event near Rockport, Ontario in October.

 

 

 

Kay's Bridge in Landon Bay Centre not far from Rockport, Ontario, built on Thanksgiving Weekend 2010 by DSWAC members and walling participants and guests from Great Britain Ireland, the United States and Australia. 

 Dry stone water feature built near Orangeville Ontario by our DSWAC field director Eric Landman of Whispering Pines Landscaping

 

 

Twisted pillars for a fence to support roses. Port Hope 2010 

 

 

Dry Stone Celtic Cross built during the 2002 Uxbridge Highland Games in Ontario Canada

 

 

 

Dry stone fireplace in Baltimore Ontario. July 2010 

 

 

 

Dry Stone Stagecoach House (folly) Anchor Bay California 2008

 

Ontario 

 Royal Ashburn Stone Cairn, 2010

 

DSWAC 2010 Photo Competition winner Doug Jamieson

DSWAC 2010 Photo Competition winner Doug Jamieson 

Design by Whispering Pines Landscaping/ Eric Landman, waller 

 

Algonquin College Double Arched Bridge

 Algonquin College Double-Arched Bridge in Perth Ontario, 2010 

 

Captain Cook's Boat, Cornerbrook Nfld

Captain Cook's Boat, Cornerbrook, Nfld, 2007 

 

 

Victoria BC

Victoria BC, 2009 

 

 

Blackhouse and wall, Grand Valley Ontario Blackhouse and wall, Grand Valley Ontario, 2009 — 2010

 

 finished bruce bridge

 

Celebrating at the end of DSWAC Bruce Bridge Workshop, 2008

 

 

DSWAC 'Lyngso Stone' Workshop Arch in Redwood California 2010

DSWAC 'Lyngso Stone' Workshop Arch in Redwood California 2010 

  

Hubb Creek bridge 

The dry stone bridge that students and members of the D.S.Walling Across Canada built at Karlo Estates on 561 Danforth Road near Wellington, Ontario in 2007 under the instruction of John Shaw-Rimmington.

Vuk was a great dog. He was a Tibetian Mastiff. Here he is sitting under the arch I had just completed back in 2001. These dogs were originally bred to kill snow leopards and guard temples. We never had any trouble with snow leopards when we had him. He was very pleased when I built him this temple entrance for him to guard on our property in Cannngton Ontario. He basically sat there every day.  J S-R

Raised circular patio wall - dry laid with local surface limestone. (Centreton Ontario) This was a rebuild of an earlier wall that someone had not built properly. J S-R 

More pictures of DSWAC dry stone projects will be added to this page now and then.