Many stately mansions and castles that have
survived over the centuries have become obscured and hidden from the
mainstream commonwealth. Now,
one Jim Stringer of Riverside California, a seasoned mason has brought
back to light the ancient history of sculpturing brick that was at one
time the traditional foundation afforded only by noblemen.
Creatively talented, Stringer is fascinated by the resourcefulness of
his long forgotten predecessors. Much
like an anthropologist, Stringer has researched the masonry mysteries
and brought life back into the concepts, designs and even the macabre that
was nested in the hills in a time of valor.
Glen Gery Brick and Quartzite Stone
about heritage,” said Stringer. “I
have an exceptional cliental that will not tolerate a house made of
sticks and drywall. My clients want to imbue their estates with substance and a
quality of history. When I meet with the client I get a feel for their unique personality and then
the design stages begin to
Then usually during the course of construction a client will make
frequent visits to the project and that is when the magic beings to take
shape. The client gets a
sense of his own majestic qualities through the reflection of my work.
It’s very gratifying when that happens,” said Stringer with a
tone of satisfaction.
Jim Stringer has an impressive list of clients and
a gallery of extraordinary projects to match.
When asked about his availability Stringer seemed a bit reserved.
“It’s all about the challenge,” he remarked.
I’ve got to be interested when I get involved with a project,
and usually when it challenges the engineering and creative aspects of
my abilities, that is to say, to create a piece of work that stands out,
I can’t resist and I schedule in a start date.
Craftsman above left: Jim
Stringer and Dave Reynoso.
the last chimney designed and built by the Jedi Master
If you are interested in the signature quality of Jim
Stringer and his testimonials of art worthy to be passed down though the
generations, then I encourage you to make his acquaintance and consider
Jim for your next project.