2016 Water Artisans Contest

Runner-up Category | 2016 Water Artisans of the Year

If there was one thing the judges agreed upon unanimously, it was that this year’s competition was wildly impressive, and not all decisions came easily. In a couple of cases, a category winner edged out his competition by just one vote. Here are the runners-up in each of our five categories. >> See More | …

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Water Artisans of the Year Awards | Pond Winners Announced

An artist is someone who, by virtue of imagination, talent or skill, is a creator of work that carries distinct aesthetic value. An artisan, in contrast, embodies the core characteristics of an artist but channels his or her energy into the design and creation of a craft. Thus, a masterpiece constructed by an artisan tends …

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Stunning Water Feature Wins Best Waterfall Category

Building a new waterfall amid an already existing network of waterfalls, pools and streams under the watchful eye of a master certified gardener nicknamed Llama Mama might intimidate some contractors. But, as John Adams was able to prove to a Knoxville homeowner with high expectations, a little careful craftsmanship, some locally-sourced driftwood and more than …

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2016 Pond Artisans Contest | Large Koi Pond Wins Best Renovation Category

What do you do when you’ve built and maintained an alluring pond, but your beloved koi start to outgrow it? If you’re near Long Island, New York, you call Demi, Edwin and Ely Fortuna of August Moon Designs. When they arrived at the scene of this dedicated, large koi pond, it measured 8 by 16 …

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Best Pondless | Winner ‘Moves Mountains’ and 40 tons of Boulders

It’s not that difficult to understand why some contractors might balk at the prospect of a project that requires manipulating more than 40 tons of boulders into a pondless waterfall in a tight backyard with limited access and an extreme slope. But when a recently retired couple presented the idea to Tim Wood at a …

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Koi Pond and Stream Wins Most Naturalistic Category

Capturing the essence of the majestic, almost inimitable Adirondack Mountains sounds like a tall order, especially when your customer is located just outside of Philadelphia. Replicating such a unique, natural environment requires a deep appreciation for naturalism, and this masterpiece by Brian Buchholtz of PondWorks demonstrates exactly how it’s done. [box style=”rounded”]>> See More | …

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Custom-Designed Waterfall and River System Wins Best Overall Category

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus once said, “Nobody ever remembers who finished second at anything.” After Aquatica completed the finishing touches on this breathtaking, custom-designed waterfall and river system at The Legend at Merrill Hills golf club in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it was clear that this landscape centerpiece was second to none. >> See More | View …

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Paladins of the Pond World

The results of POND Trade magazine’s first annual Water Artisans of the Year contest are in, and five cardinal winners have been crowned in five categories — best overall design, best pondless, best waterfall, most naturalistic design and best renovation. [box style=”rounded”]>> See More | View all the winners via our Gallery Spotlight[/box] Lora Lee …

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Water Artisans of the Year: Meet the Supreme Stream Court

One of the core duties of a judge is to serve as an impartial decision-maker in the pursuit of justice. Ideally, he or she should be equipped with a vast amount knowledge and experience in the appropriate field. >> See More | View all the winners via our Gallery Spotlight At POND Trade, we are …

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