Expired2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): July 17, 2021 (Minneapolis, MN)

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  • 2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping (7-17-2021) Minneapolis, MN
    July 17, 2021
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    - 1-Day workshop

EARLY BIRD pricing available until May 17, 2021.

Workshop registration is open until July 4, 2021.

We are currently registering workshops at half capacity due to COVID-19.
If you have trouble registering for a workshop, please contact us: info@thestonetrust.org.

Certified Instructors.

Up to 8 participants.

Open to those who have taken at least one Level 1 workshop
(or are experienced wallers)

At this workshop you spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants are introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools are demonstrated and used.

Instructors focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as on proper use and care of tools. Typical types of stone include, granite, slate, local quarried schist, a mix of ‘field stone,’ ‘glacial till,’ and more. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their local stone to practice shaping, as well as any tools they would like to learn how to better use.

It will include a portion on breaking down borders and large limestone ledge pieces for use in double stack walling.  Hand tools will be primarily taught and used along with an introduction to power tools including drills and saws.

While lots of stone and other materials are handled in this workshop, this workshop does not focus on building a wall. We assume that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop delves into stone shaping at a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.

This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email us at info@thestonetrust.org or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

See one of the techniques taught in this workshop:

Judy Rand shaping a through stone

Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

Daniel Arabella

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

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.


29905 Hwy 65 NE, Isanti, Minnesota, 55040, United States


Northland Landscape Nursery is one of the major stone suppliers in the Minneapolis MN area.  They have teamed up with Dan Peterson at Habadapt and The Stone Trust to provide a great workshop location using stone available right at Northland.

Places to Eat & Stay near Northland Landscape Nursery

For more information on where to stay and eat near Northland Landscape Nursery, please see this PDF.