Pilato’s Artscape: Our Masonry and Stonework

SALVATORE PILATO, HEAD MASON

Salvatore Pilato learned the masonry craft from his father on the island of Ischia near Naples, Italy.  He has worked in Fairfield County since the 1970s, owning his own family business since 1981. Sal is dedicated to creating stone work that improves his clients’ homes and stands the test of time.  He values function and aesthetic, but above all, quality craftsmanship. He has extensive knowledge of New England stone and founded a masonry supply store.

Sal is industrious with a playful attitude.  When working, his decades of experience, honest approach and dedication are apparent.  Beyond his expert masonry knowledge, clients and contractors value him as a consultant and trouble-shooter in all areas of landscape design and construction. Most notable are Sal’s technical experience and knowledge. Above all, he loves creating efficient, well-functioning, wood-burning pizza ovens.  He has built and repaired brick and stone pizza ovens in Connecticut since the 1980s. One example is Modern’s in New Haven, notable for its extreme heat capacity.

In addition to being an expert mason, he is continually learning.  With Sal’s experience, his masonry style has consequently evolved.  As clients’ tastes change, likewise, Sal learns and teaches his team new masonry techniques and practices. 

PASQUALE PILATO, STONE SCULPTOR and MASON

Pasquale Pilato continues in the family’s masonry tradition and also crafts unique garden art. He combines skills acquired from old masters with a modern, fresh approach. With his engineering degree, he uses creativity, principles of equilibrium and precision to monumental projects and smaller scale pieces alike. Nature’s flow, timeless stone, the ordinary presented in a new light continue to influence, inspire, move, and motivate him as an artisan.

STONE and STONE SCULPTING

New England stone is revered around the world. This reverence is where the process starts. Granite is found in so many forms and places that we rarely reflect on its marvel. Within the rock lies hidden energies and forms, waiting to be exposed.

This ancient premise can be linked to most all of history’s greater civilizations. At times the process can be as simple as presenting a stone in the proper context in a new environment. Other times it may require a mutual respect of the piece combined with the use of modern technologies. The end result can often be a surprising display of geology while achieving a forward but soothing presence.


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Pasquale Pilato and Salvatore Pilato

Phone Number: 203.587.1015
Email Address: artscape@optonline.net

Shop/Office
963 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897

 

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