Posts Tagged ‘stone masonry’

One more day at work.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

I have this weird split identity going. I spent the first half of the day firing a small order of pots in Ed Henneger’s minigama and then went to work laying up stone. The pots had top get done for delivery this week so I borrowed the kiln and got it knocked out. I love working with stone and am very distracted. I am thinking about the pots that I want to make when the time comes but for now I am loving the ring of steel on stone and the slop of mortar and a trowel.
Ed’s kiln is a pile of brick that gets hot really fast. Cone ten in four hours.
Cutting stone with a tracer and mallet.
Finishing mortar joints. It is mud!
Mixing clay…I mean mortar.
This is fun. That is why I am in on the project.
The barn as of July 28, 2009. We will finish the masonry tomorrow.

Our dream home

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

This is our dream home. A month ago we purchased this pile of rocks from a fellow in Gunnison. When the snow melts and the ground thaws we will begin moving all 70 tons of rock to Spring City where it will wait to be cut and laid up in to our permanent home. Meanwhile I am studying all about stone cutting and masonry. The local JC is offering a three day workshop in the same in April. By taking that class I’ll at least know if I should just hire this out or make it a multi year project.
Since acquiring the stone we have been looking around our community for historic homes to use as models for our building project. The one we like the best is not even a stone house but an adobe one in the neighboring town of Ephraim. It is slowly being restored by McKay and Sharon Anreason. Here are some images of that home that I am posting so our architect can look them over and get a sense of the place.
What you have here is a walk around the house starting at the Southeast corner and ending with the Southwest. What follows are some details.