Held indoors at Stoneyard in Littleton, MA, ten contractors enjoyed a day of hands-on learning, connecting with other contractors and a feeling of accomplishment by building their own section of dry stone wall.
Level 1 Certification Test Underway at Stoneyard Today! Today Master Craftsman Jared Flynn, certified DSWA-GB Instructor/Examiner takes the role of examiner for seven people who have spent the week learning and applying the 5 basic rules of dry stone walling. The Level 1 certification test concludes our spring Contractors 5-Day Intensive. In December, all eight…
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is. — Jan van de Snepscheut OCCUPY WALLHEAD: FOUNDATIONS, RUNNERS, AND IMAGINATION The base of the Level 2 test wall is shy of 3′ wide, but for round numbers let’s call it 3 feet. Let’s add 2 feet of real estate on…
Amy-Louise Pfeffer Executive Director Stone Trust supporters treat our nonprofit with great generosity. Collectively, you contributed nearly $25,000 to our 2019 Annual Appeal. Thank you. You help us to say yes to people who inquire about scholarship funding. For example, we are funding fifty percent of the tuition to our upcoming Women’s Introduction to Dry…
JOE DINWIDDIE (North Carolina) Joe began his drystone masonry career in 1997 during a revival of the craft in central Kentucky. After seven years of working with the top drystone masonry crews in Kentucky, Joe started his own business, Drystone Joe.
SAM BRAKELEY (Vermont) has been building trails since age eight, and has progressed to complex trail constructions throughout New England. Sam’s trail building work led him to working with stone.
DANIEL ARABELLA (Minnesota) holds DSWA-GB Advanced (Level III) and Instructor Certification. He is the owner of Arabella Stone Co. and has an extensive background in the arts and construction industries which provides a blend of skills and a fresh approach to a traditional craft.
DANIEL PETERSON (Minnesota) holds DSWA-GB Advanced (Level III) and Instructor Certification. He is the owner and designer at HabAdapt Landscape Design, focusing on long-term sustainability and functionality.
Andras Lazar is a DSWA-GB Level II certified and a certified instructor. He was born in Hungary in 1950.
Dario Coletta runs D.C. Stoneworks out of Plainfield MA. Dario is DSWA-GB Level II certified and a certified instructor.