Photographed by Riccardo Cellere.
John Bland is a designer, stone craftsman and artist from Montreal with 20 years of work experience in landscaping, dry stone masonry and dry stone walling.
He applies traditional, centuries-old techniques and uses nature his main source of inspiration.
John graduated from the Algonquin College Heritage Masonry program and has experience working with domestic and international crafstman, who he regards as some of the best in the world. He served on the board of directors of Dry Stone Canada from 2014-2019 helping design, plan and execute their annual stone festival. Select projects have gained recognition in Ontario legislature and in the media such as the Rick Mercer report, CTV and the Montreal Gazette.
His focus is mainly on dry stone masonry and walling and he takes on both private and public commissions.