Jonathan Krieg is an accomplished architectural stone carver and Mason.
Years ago, he visited the famed Salisbury Cathedral, located 8 miles from Stonehenge in England. He thought to himself, "I need to learn how to do this." And he did . . .
Armed with a list from the Arts and Crafts Council of London, Jonathan found a master stone mason - Ben Lloyd - in the Village of Great Bedwyn, Wilshire County. Lloyd took him on as an apprentice. However, this extensive apprenticeship was insufficient to obtain required work permits.
He returned to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, but soon realized that adequate training was not available in the States. This was followed by acceptance into the Masonry Program at the Bath College of Higher Education. Located on River Avon, Bath is the historic center of stone artisan training in England's West Country. It is known throughout the world for its magnificent stone architecture, including ancient Roman Baths and famous Abbey. After graduation from the College, Jonathan received certificates from City and Guilds of London in masonry, carving and restoration.
Returning to Atlanta, he secured work at Sherwood Cut Stone, a company that began in 1948. He eventually became the firm's owner. During this period, he completed projects for high-end residences, ecclesiastical work, government buildings, hotels and universities. Among many commissions, his work included a job from the Prince of Wales Foundation to fabricate the World Athlete's Monument in the Atlanta's city center - a gift to the United States when the Olympics was held there.
For the past 9 years, Jonathan has been based in Cartago, Costa Rica with projects in Central America, Canada and the United States. In addition to architectural stone masonry, his work has included sculpted lettering projects on large buildings, including hotels, individual pieces such as stone sinks, tables, counters and a variety of custom made furnishings and stone carvings. He recently completed a stone veneer installation for the hydraulic pump building of the National Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Jonathan is now engaged in a major project to renovate the exterior of the renowned Theater. Details of the project can be found here.