As a Master Craftsman Andrew can undertake any dry stone walling project from a traditional dry stone boundary to complex dry stone features and structures including pillars, gateways and arches to more ambitious projects. Andrew will work alongside the client or designer to implement their ideas, this can range from advising on specifications, quantities of materials etc to producing complete designs.
Andrew has a vast catalogue of sculptural designs that he has developed over the years, including 3-dimensional forms, reliefs and panels which have been showcased at Chelsea Flower Show and can be found in many private and public gardens throughout the country. He can design bespoke pieces to suit any situation using traditional dry stone walling techniques.
Andrew has worked on many restoration projects over the years for various clients including The National Trust, The Lake District National Park Authority and English Nature. Andrew’s experience in working alongside archeologists and conservation bodies in conserving valuable heritage sites, ensures he employs a sympathetic approach to preserving the integrity of the original structure.
Andrew has worked with a number of renowned artists and designers worldwide to help realise their artistic vision, these include Andy Goldsworthy, Bob Verschueren and Ben Kelly. The pieces have appeared in prestigious locations including The Royal Academy of Art, The South Bank Centre,The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Des Moines Art Centre USA and The Erasmus House in Belgium.
Andrew works in conjunction with his Garden Designer wife, Janine Crimmins, to create timeless and elegant gardens. Janine utilises Andrew’s knowledge of stone work within her designs to create bespoke gardens from concept to planting. For further information on this service please contact Janine via her website www.janinecrimmins.com
Andrew is a DSWA instructor and examiner and runs courses throughout the UK for both private individuals, colleges and conservation bodies. He also organises corporate and team building events all of which promote the craft of dry stone walling. Andrew has been involved in European projects to promote dry stone walling courses and certification and has also been instrumental in setting up certification and training programmes in North America.
Andrew is available for all types of consultancy work involving dry stone walling. He can undertake inspections of stonework and advise on the quality of the workmanship and provide reports as necessary. Andrew can also advise architects, designers and engineers on specifications for dry stone work, including quantities and sourcing suitable material.
Andrew is available to present talks and lectures on the craft of dry stone walling. Previous presentations have been made at Myerscough College, Leeds Metropolitan University and at international events in Spain and Slovenia.