Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Christopher Barclay

Christopher Barclay is a waller and mason who I met five years ago when I traveled out west to teach a dry stone wall course at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific . He gave me some valuable help preparing the site and supplying hearting to the students. He works primarily out of Victoria BC. This is a design for a raised garden plot he recently built using a difficult but fairly inexpensive local stone. The curved emerging terrace shape is quite a pleasing solution to this uneven backyard setting. Christopher often lets the stones dictate the design and he is quite good at thinking with his hands.