Hello, my name is Gerald and I founded this studio because I could sustainably share geology, meet and work with farmers, and explain the history behind over 200,000 miles of stone walls criss-crossing New York and New England.
My name is Gerald and I founded this studio, also a Benefit Corporation, to sustainably share geology, support farmers, and explain the history of stone walls.
American Stonecraft makes products for Serving, Cooking, and Decorating from the rocky farmland of New England.
Why? Because rocks rise to the surface, year after year. The farms also have infrastructure to pick up the rocks, and to retail the finished goods.
Hidden in the soil of ordinary farmers’ fields, lie magical metamorphic rocks, like granite and marble, naturally melted by heat and pressure, and requiring very little energy to pick up, move, cut, and polish, relative to human-made alternatives. Plus, although there are lots of ordinary boring rocks around, the beautiful ones we pick to work with are also rare finds, making them more special to give or collect.
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No two are alike, each a work of art and a slice of nature. Live edges, organic shapes; just as the glaciers left them. Our team of artisans use custom-made diamond hand tools to slice, sculpt, hone and polish our farm gathered fieldstones, revealing more of their natural beauty. Local stones, hand gathered and handcrafted in small batches; even labeling their origin.Browse Our Shop