- Stairs Workshop 4/8/18
April 8, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 1-day workshop attendance
Up to 8 participants with Certified Instructors Brian Post and Michael Weitzner.
This workshop will teach everything you need to know in order to build strong and long lasting dry stone steps. Participants will divide up into pairs and work on building several sets of new stairs in the Master Feature Park. There will be variations in materials and methods. Learn about using equipment for moving large stones as well as techniques for moving large stones by hand. Layout, dimensions, sourcing stones, understanding how to set the elevations with a story pole, shaping the steps, and integrating them into walls will all be included.
It is highly recommended that those registering for this workshop take at least a 1-day walling workshop prior to this workshop.
This workshop is intended for wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.
The workshop will run 9:00am-5:00pm with 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone, but the intended audience is those with walling experience.
Detailed info will be emailed to you once you register including what to bring and directions. All tools needed are provided. Wear work clothes and boots, bring gloves, safety glasses, water, and lunch.
Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.
See some of the other walls and features in our Masters Park:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield VT. Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect. Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching. Brian is one of six DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a Certified instructor. Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.
MICHAEL WEITZNER became a full time dry stone waller in 1993. In 2003 he attained his DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Certification. He has lived in Switzerland, Spain, England, and Scotland, before settling down in Brattleboro VT. Michael has a strong interest in historic preservation and has become involved in historic bridge preservation. Michael was one of the founders of The Stone Trust in 2010, and is the owner of Thistle Stone Works. http://www.thistlestoneworks.com
Venue: The Stone Trust Center
Venue Phone: (802) 490-9607
Venue Website: thestonetrust.comAddress:
Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America's only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility. Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests. There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height. Click for Directions and Transportation information. The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center. If coming with a group please check for availability.