Our Stone Carver and Rocco Masons Founder, Ryan Watson stands proud with his latest carving out at Cathedral Bluffs, north of Saskatoon. This three piece Indiana limestone address marker was hand carved using traditional tools of trade, some dating back to the beginning of civilization. This three piece stone carving stands 3.5 feet tall at its forever home just outside of the gate of this gorgeous property. Check out the gallery below to see it's progress from beginning to end:
Make your mark last forever... Our talented Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, will work with you to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand carved piece for your residential or commercial project. We believe in old world craftsmanship, we believe in attention-to-detail, we believe in taking pride in everything we do. Let us help you make a statement that will last forever.
Our Stone Carver, Ryan Watson's next project is starting to take shape while our crew finishes up our House on Hastings project. Watson works diligently with the Owner/s of each project to come up with a unique and timeless design each and every time. This 4 foot limestone address marker (gallery below) will soon find its forever home at Cathedral Bluffs.
Watson uses both a pneumatic hammer as well as a mallet and chisel to create all of his hand carved pieces. The pneumatic hammer dates back to 1880 and helps to speed up the process. The chisels used are the same, but the difference is that in the same amount of the time it takes the pneumatic hammer to produce 100 small strokes, the hand mallet produces around 10 strokes. Watson continues to use hand mallets when working on the more intricate areas of his carvings. Most of his carving tools predate the depression of 1929, most of which have the carvers names punched right into them from over 80 years ago!
Please enjoy the progression of this address carving in today's photo gallery. I also invite you to check out our YouTube channel. There you'll see the stone chips and limestone dust flying while Watson brings each hand carved piece to life. CLICK HERE FOR OUR CARVING STUDIO and stay tuned to see this address carving through to installation.
Our Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, Ryan Watson just wrapped up this three piece Indiana limestone address marker for a home off Valley Road in Saskatoon SK. Watson's gift in the art of hand carved stone has been proven time and time again. His carvings adorn buildings from west coast Canada to Chicago Illinois.
With over 16 years of experience in the trade, Watson continues his dedication to the art by providing his commercial and residential clients with inspiration. The end-product is unlike any other as shown below for his award winning work on Saskatoon's King George Hotel.
He's keeping history alive in Saskatoon by playing a key creative role in designing timeless stone facades on homes and buildings such as the Timber Pointe building shown below. His extensive knowledge and artistic talent in old world craftsmanship offers his clients a unique Masonry Design each and every time. Check out our galleries for more of our work and stay tuned for the installation of the 3 piece redwood address marker, coming soon!
Our Stone Carver, Ryan Watson was honored when asked to take on this project. Watson worked diligently with the home owners to design their very own personalized Family Crest. Watson uses both a pneumatic hammer as well as a mallet and chisel to create all of his hand carved pieces. The pneumatic hammer dates back to 1880 and helps to speed up the process. The chisels used are the same, but the difference is that in the same amount of the time it takes the pneumatic hammer to produce 100 small strokes, the hand mallet produces around 10 strokes. Watson continues to use hand mallets when working on the more intricate areas of his carvings achieving what you see here. Stay tuned for this weeks progress, installation pics to follow!
Above are some of the chisels Our Stone Carver, Ryan Watson bought while working with Walter S. Arnold on the Chicago Board of Trade building. These tools predate the depression of 1929, most of which have the carvers names punched right into them from over 80 years ago!
The family crest will soon be installed above this double-sided fireplace which we did the masonry for early summer. This fireplace stands at the homes newly renovated grand entrance.
Here is a full view of the homes exterior, a project that we also completed this year. For the full story click HERE!
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!