"Awarded the project after successfully competing in a public tender process, Sunny Wieler from Stone Art was commissioned by the school to create an outdoor classroom. From the very start it was clear that Sunny had fully embraced the ethos of the school both in his presentation and his daily work. Sunny has been working at the school for the last year, practical in his approach, he has been very flexible working around school yard time/ PE etc.
He has worked in close contact with our caretakers/gardeners in order to maintain a strong link with any changes happening during the school day he needs to be aware of and has always been enthusiastic in answering the children's many questions. Starting on site early each morning he has built a rapport with the parents as they drop their children to school. He has contributed positively to all our committee meetings, embracing changes and answering all our queries, helping us shape our thoughts as the project developed. Sunny has consistently been eager to include the children, staff and parents and indeed the wider community in the project. Each have been involved in creating many of the mosaic pieces and planting around the classroom.Sunny is meticulous in his approach to his craft.
Both in the original design consideration and in his daily approach to his work. He certainly never 'cuts corners', his attention to detail in many elements of the design have been remarkable.
The almost soothing sound of him chipping away at one of our native stones will be truly missed when he completes the project. It has been an honour to have Sunny create for us a lasting piece of art that, in a rapidly changing world, is both a beautiful testament to our history and a practical outdoor space we hope will be used and appreciated by many future generations. Finally a quote from one of our caretakers,
“Sunny has the patience of a saint, he quietly works away, it sometimes feels like he isn't here at all, that the classroom just grew out of the ground” I hope this indicates how much he has become part of our school community, how his craft is quietly appreciated everyday and how successful our 'Outdoor Classroom' project has been."
DPETNS Arts committee. Donabate, Co Dublin
"Sunny did some fantastic stonework on our garden this summer, his design ideas, craftmanship and work ethic are outstanding. We could not recommend him highly enough. He created amazing stone structures in our garden using huge pieces of stone and drystone walling, it involved major construction and a lot of very hard work on his behalf and yet when he was finished our garden was immaculate with all grass reinstated and all the building materials taken away. He's an amazing artist and his attention to detail is incredible. If you want innovative, unique pieces in your garden, use Sunny".
Lesley and Frank, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
To Whom it may concern,"I have had work done in my house and garden by Sunny Wieler in the past year. On the first occasion,he had the unenviable task of undoing stone slabs which were shoddily laid. Sunny replaced them with kealkill stone and his attention to detail and workmanship was of the highest standard. Following on that,he did some internal Stonework and Woodwork and the pricing, standard of workmanship and personal dealings were all excellent. His most recent project was an outside water feature plus stonework surrounds and the result was exceptional and much admired.I can commend Sunny as an honest,creative, skilled,reliable and pleasant person. I wish him well in his career and would not hesitate to re-employ to complete any task befitting his craft."
Velda O'Bradaigh, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
"As a landscaper myself, I found Sunny’s designs were a great asset to our company.
His 3D designs impressed both me and our clients. His designs and his professional and friendly work ethic helped us successfully secure a number of projects.We were all very sad to see him return to Ireland. Highly recommendable.
"Michael De Wit, Grow Landscaping, Christchurch, New Zealand.
"Sunny Wieler did some stone work in my garden in West Cork - an area around a pond and a wall with arched passage way. His work was excellently done, I couldn't have wished for anything better. It was built to last and pleasing to the eye. He had creative ideas and suggestions and the outcome keeps on being admired by visitors.
Shaila Baginski, Co. Cork
"Sunny did some wonderful stone work for us including raised beddings but his piece de resistance was a seating area all his own design,great location for reflection and contemplation! No hesitation in recommending Sunny, not only for his design capabilities but his serious hard grafting too!"
Terry O'Sullivan, Cork