So, this is an example of some of the many steps that go into fabricating and installing a custom fountain. This piece was installed at a private residence in Rio Rancho, NM Please click on any image to see a bigger view
First, I have the clients pick out their stone. After discussions about specific designs and dimensions, I load it into my studio.
I usually have to cut the stone flat on the bottom so it will fit onto the stainless steel stand used to support it.
A big stone drill press is used to drill the hole. After that, all the carving detail is done on the face and/or the sides of the stone. Templates are used for specific designs but I like to freehand carve as well.
Now we're on site and ready to install. Dig a hole...
Pond liner, stainless steel supports and galvanized expanded metal. The pump is sitting at the bottom about 2 1/2' down
Add some river rock and a light at the base of the fountain, set the flow and enjoy!
These were travertine pieces that were made as fountains but were installed as sculptures for my clients' private "park". It is located in the lot next to his house and faces the golf course. We set the stones to face the course so one can see them as they drive by. We plan to install some bigger pieces in the future! Fountain Hills, AZ
I'm a granite sculptor, originally from Albuquerque, living in Santa Fe, NM. I specialize in Fine art sculpture large and small, sculpted water features and custom installations. Much of my work is created from recycled countertop granite, but I also use local travertine, marble, limestone, metal and blown glass. See more at http://rocksteadydesigns.com