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Awards

  • 1999 Runner up in the British Professional Dry Stone Walling Championship
  • 2002 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal
  • 2003 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Gold Medal
  • Certificate of Merit under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for restoration work at Greenburn Mine, Langdale for The National Trust.
  • 2004 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Gold Medal and Best in Show
  • Certificate of involvement under the Dry Stone Walling Association Pinnacle Award Scheme for the Andy Goldsworthy Sheep Fold Project
  • 2005 RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Silver Gilt Medal
  • 2005 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Silver Medal
  • 2007 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Silver Medal
  • Certificate of Merit under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for landscaping project at Helm Lodge Windermere
  • 2008 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Gold Medal
  • Certificate of Merit under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for restoration work on Monk Coniston Walled Garden for the National Trust.
  • 2009 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – Gold Medal
  • Certificate of Merit under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for seating scheme at Walkden Gardens, Sale,
  • 2010 Full Pinnacle Award under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for The One World Garden, Highlands Park, Chelmsford
  • 2011 Holker Garden Festival – Large Gold Medal
  • 2014 Full Pinnacle Award under the DSWA Pinnacle Award Scheme for stone work at Brackenrigg, Ambleside

Notable Projects and Appointments

  • 2000 Attained Master Craftsman status
  • 2001 Travelled to Des Moines in Iowa USA to work with Andy Goldsworthy
  • 2001 Worked with Goldsworthy on the Cumbria sheepfolds project
  • 2002 Travelled to Brussels Belgium to construct dry stone installation at The Erasmus House for Belgian artist Bob Verschueren
  • 2006 Engaged as dry stone waller to the Hollywood film Miss Potter
  • 2008 Appointed DSWA National Deputy Chairman
  • 2009 Appointed DSWA Craftskills Co-ordinator and Chief Examiner
  • 2010 Worked at the Royal Academy of Art London on the construction of an installation in the form of a Lakeland stone barn as part of the Modern British Sculpture Exhibition
  • 2010 Worked at the South Bank Arts Centre London on the construction of a dry stone installation as part of The Festival of Britain for the designer Ben Kelly
  • 2011 Constructed dry stone wall exhibit in the Victoria and Albert Museum London for the power of making exhibition
  • 2012 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show collaboration with Janine Crimmins – Gold Medal and Best in Show
  • 2014 Worked on The Alan Titchmarsh Garden at Chesea Flower Show designed by Alan Titchmarsh and Kate Gould

Alongside the above awards which have been presented directly to Andrew for his work and designs, he has contributed and collaborated on many other prestigious and award winning schemes.

Soon after attaining Master Craftsman status with The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Andrew, in the year 2000, was invited to work as part of a team of UK wallers alongside the artist Andy Goldsworthy. They travelled to the USA to construct an installation at the Des Moines Art Centre. Andrew also worked alongside Goldsworthy and his lead waller Steve Allen on elements of The Cumbrian Sheepfolds Project. Around this time Andrew also travelled to Brussels to work on an installation with Belgian artist Bob Verschueren. Andrew has since worked on many other artistic projects and installations at locations such as Grizedale Forest Sculpture Park, The Royal Academy of Art, The South Bank Centre and The Victoria and Albert Museum.

Andrew has worked at all the major Royal Horticultural Society flower shows, both as an exhibitor in his own right and as a specialist contractor for some of the most respected names in garden design including Adam Frost, Nigel Dunnett, Christopher Bradley Hole and Arne Maynard. In 2007 Andrew worked for the BBC in producing the Gardeners’ World 40th Anniversary Garden designed by Joe Swift at Gardeners’ World Live at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

In 2006 Andrew was engaged by a film production company to construct dry stone walls and advise on aspects of dry stone walling to the Hollywood movie Miss Potter starring Rene Zelweger and Ewan Mcgregor. During this time Andrew built walls as part of the set and advised on dry stone walling techniques to members of the cast required to be filmed walling.

In addition to his commercial walling activities Andrew is also heavily involved with the Dry Stone Walling Association, a UK based charity responsible for promoting the craft of dry stone walling through public awareness and education. Andrew is a longstanding trustee of the association and a past National Deputy Chairman, he is currently the DSWA GB Chief Examiner and Craft Skills Co-ordinator. In these roles Andrew has travelled extensively in Europe and North America promoting the craft of dry stone walling through training and education.