2.50 Intro to Stone Shaping Workshop (1-Day): Sept 10, 2022 (Barre, VT))
September 10, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop registration is open until August 28, 2022.
Up to 12 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About the Instructors: Jordan Keyes, Jake McArdle, and Pete Ryder
Venue: Vermont Granite Museum
Venue Phone: 802.476.4605
Venue Website: http://www.vtgranitemuseum.orgAddress:
The Vermont Granite Museum was founded by a coalition of over 300 Central Vermont citizens in 1994 as way to preserve the story and memories of our community’s granite industry. Since that time we have worked relentlessly to salvage the historic Jones Brothers Manufacturing plant and turn it into a museum. Our building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Construction started in 1998, and capital improvements are made every year. We are still under development which means that we are working hard to complete the construction of the museum while also hosting guests and giving tours, designing exhibits, presenting events, and teaching workshops. Our wonderful Ex. Director, Scott McLaughlins works with a team of volunteers to keep us open to tourists and visiting organizations during the summer. We have a number of great events this year so please visit our events page to discover what you might attend. We especially welcome the opportunity to host group visits or rent our facility for special events and conferences. Please call Scott McLaughlin at 802-476-4605, to arrange a special museum visit or to arrange an event.