Building in Stone
Building in Stone, or using stones or rocks to build with is a very old artisan trade going back hundreds of years as can se seen by the many remaining buildings and walls throughout the world.
You see, no two builders will turn the same wall out of the same pile of rock. A mortared brick wall—all plumb and square and lovely—is a work of craftsmanship, to be sure. But it's a solid chunk of ceramic, assembled from identical component parts, and constructed pretty much like any other. A stone wall, on the other hand, is a combination of learned craft and an individual's intuitive response to a complex three-dimensional puzzle having an infinite number and variety of solutions. A stone wall is a work of art in the truest sense, a creation of order out of chaos, of beauty from dross—as much an improvement on nature as may be accomplished by the hand of man.