Our friend Jim Wood sends this link to George Gunn’s Facebook post on the Proper Dry Stone Walling public group. George posted photos of ancient dry stone work at Broch Gurness in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, only 38 miles from the Northstone Stonefest! Thanks to Jim for bringing the post to our attention and…
In 2020, The Stone Trust boasts seventy-eight professional members, six of whom are women. To join us as a professional member, you must achieve Level 1 certification from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. Our female professional wallers include two women certified at Level 1 and four certified at Level 2. (Keep your…
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.
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.
Torben Larsen has decades of experience in landscaping, stonework, and running a large landscape company. Now downsized, he has taken joy from becoming certified, and producing high quality stonework. Torben is DSWA-GB Level II certified and a certified instructor.