We say “artisan,” not “artificial”
Master stone workers at Swan Builders International are skilled with many techniques. They work well with raw and block stone, with mortar lines and with dry-stacked designs. But for many projects, artisan-crafted stone can be more affordable, often is faster to complete and can achieve specific looks for any given design.
Our artificial stone works are virtually indistinguishable from natural stones, thanks to masterful stone artists. Few people appreciate nature more than they do, who study it in detail throughout their careers. Only they know how difficult it is to achieve a truly natural look! The rest of us are free to appreciate the finished result, wondering where art ends and nature begins.
By the way, artificial stone is not a new idea — the techniques and ingredients may evolve, but the practice has been around for hundreds of years. Some even say it originated in the way ancient Egyptians prepared the walls of their tomb chambers.