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Established in southern Vermont in 2010, The Stone Trust’s mission is to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling. We do this through an expanding program of educational events and outreach projects. The Stone Trust is a multifaceted resource engaged in preserving the natural use of plentiful stone in simple, gratifying ways.

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From the Blog

    March Waller of the Month: EHREN WOYT
    Posted February 24, 2024

    EHREN WOYT (California) – I live and thrive in Big Sur, California, where I was born and raised. Eighteen years ago my passion for working in stone became a calling and led to the happy pursuit of refining my skills in the craft, which supports an outdoor, ocean-adventure-oriented, coastal lifestyle.


    Gear Guide: Head’s Up
    Posted February 23, 2024

    Depending on where you are at this time of year, whether you’re still pulling on your warmest winter coat or shorts weather is well under way, we’ve got something for every Stone Trust friend to keep you warm or cool! Beautifully embroidered Stone Trust fleece-lined rolled-rim beanies, fleece-lined caps and baseball caps. All in stock now!


    Reading List – Nick Aitken’s Dry Stone Walling Guide
    Posted February 22, 2024

    This must have dry stone walling guide is written by Nick Aitken with its particularly interesting tour of the dry stone walls stretching thousands of miles of stone ribbon stretching across the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Cotswolds guides you through construction methods which have existed for thousands of years. Indeed, dry stone structures in the Orkney Islands and Ireland are even older than the Egyptian pyramids.


    Tool Guide: Focus on Flatwork
    Posted February 22, 2024

    Building a stable foundation is always the best entry point for a project’s success. For flagging and patio work, just as for a building a wall, the preparation of the base layer and laying flagging is intertwined with using the right flagging tools. For patios, walkways and paths you may have been imagining, here are a few we have included in our curated store collection.


    Master Class: Turkish Delight for Valentine’s Day- (part 2)
    Posted February 19, 2024

    As a result it contains some impressive arches and galleries running around it under the seating, with steps to access the higher levels of the auditorium. Once again the seating is estimated at 20000 capacity. One starts to doubt the figures as they are the same for all three theatres. Myra felt smaller, perhaps because the seating is not as steep as Aspendos, I also reckon both Aspendos and Side have around 14 more rows of seats.


    Tool Guide: The Humble Feathers and Wedges
    Posted February 8, 2024

    These seemingly simple feather and wedge sets  remain as significant today as they were through history. This popular tool is available in three most commonly used sizes.  These small but mighty tool, hold an important role traditional dry stone walling and masonry. 


    Master Class: Turkish Delight for Valentine’s Day- (part 1)
    Posted February 3, 2024

    Turkey might be famous as the home of Troy and Ephesus, but from where we were staying near Antalaya in the south earlier this year these were out of reach. Probably less well known but I suspect equally and possibly more spectacularly the Mediterranean coast is the home of a series of Roman theatres ad other ‘ruins’.


    January Intro at the Stone Trust, PA Starts Off 2024 Workshop Season
    Posted January 25, 2024
    An appropriate way to start off the 2024 workshop season, the Stone Trust PA had a 2-Day Introductory Workshop in the cold and snow. The outside temperatures for both days started at less than 10°F, and 6 inches of snow on the ground drifted in places to well over two feet. But with some hot [...]
    February Waller of the Month: ADAM FISHER
    Posted January 24, 2024

    ADAM FISHER (Maryland) – I am a dry stone mason working in and around Baltimore, Maryland, since 2002 (my business is Pescatore Stone). In my work, I use traditional techniques acquired from my travels through Italy and Spain, and from working with and learning from talented local craftspeople, including the Stone Trust, where I received Level 1 certification in 2013. I like to explore the margin between the natural and the crafted world in celebration of the mid-Atlantic piedmont landscape. 


    Reading List – Essential Edition w Sean Adcock
    Posted January 11, 2024

    This specially collected series of dry stone walling essential books shares the writing and instruction of renowned, Sean Adcock, a Dry Stone Walling Association Master Craftsman . The selection of essential starter titles is a solid foundation to return to time and time again features the writing of the renowned Sean Adcock, DSWA Master Craftsman, who has recently been awarded a 2024 British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to dry stone walling.


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