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Everyone Feels Ready! Test Prep Workshop: Sept. 11, 2021 (VT)

Four people came to Saturday’s Test Prep workshop, taught by Jamie Masefield,  to be sure they are ready to pass the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Level 1 Initial Waller certification test, coming up next week. This group includes those who engaged in their first walling workshop in 2021 and have been “bitten by…

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Building Walling Skills, Training Capacity, and Community, Twin Cities, July 17 & 18, 2021

We Had a Blast! Stone Shaping, July 17, 2021 Stone Trust Board President and Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) Level 3 Advanced Waller Daniel Peterson and Level 3 Advanced Waller Daniel Arabella led our first Stone Trust stone shaping workshop at the Minnesota Stone Trust site on Saturday July 17. We had five enthusiastic participants,…

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Building retaining walls to last, July workshops in Vermont

If you came to more than one workshop during our Summer Medley Weekend, you experienced some rain (deluge to drizzle) and some shine (beautiful full sun to cloudy). Such is the weather in New England. People in the Sunday retaining wall workshop fared better weather-wise than those on Monday. But all of you took the…

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Learning techniques to shape varieties of stone (July 10, 2021, VT)

Introduction to Stone Shaping attracts wallers with significant projects and an abiding interest in learning what they need to know to complete their projects well. This past weekend’s class attracted a number of homeowners and some career-changers who had gotten the basics under their belt at an Intro workshop. A self-taught waller who repairs walls…

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Spring Workshops in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Tennessee

Our 2021 workshop seasons opens in early April with workshops for professionals furthering their craft, for homeowners with projects and plans, for artisans and artists integrating stone as a medium, for anyone who wants to explore dry stone work as a potential career. The season starts with two intensives, offers three types of introductions to…

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