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  • Fall Two Day Workshop: Level 1& 2 (9/9 & 10/2017)
    September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop Levels: 1 & 2. Up to 32 participants with Special Guest Instructor Peter Isherwood along with Certified Instructors, Chris Tanguay, Kim Coggin, and Jerry Coggin. Open to everyone. $385

Sat & Sun, September 9 & 10, 2017

This workshop is perfect for the homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills.

Over the course of the two days each participant will build about 35 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using either round field stone, flat ledge stone, or a mixture. Level 1 participants will learn all the basics of structural walling, plus so much more, while building a straight section of free standing dry stone wall. Level 2 participants will work on building a wall end, also known as a cheek end. The knowledge taught in this workshop can be applied to any type of stone and dry stone walling project.

This workshop will be rebuilding sections of wall in the masters feature park. The site is prepared for an ideal learning environment. The two day format gives more time questions about your specific projects, learning stone shaping basics, and even splitting stones using feathers and wedges.

This workshop will follow the typical two-day format. It is suited to beginners and those with previous experience. The cost is $385. The workshop will run 8:30am-4:30pm each day 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.

Peter Isherwood is one of England’s top dry stone wallers.  This will be the first time that Peter will be teaching at The Stone Trust and we are so excited to have him come.  It is not to be missed.  He is on the Craft Skills Committee that governs the certification tests and is a wealth of knowledge about walling.

Peter Isherwood will also be giving a presentation on his work and walls in England on Saturday Sept 9th at 7pm.  Click here to learn more.

If you have ever wanted to learn about building dry stone walls, or improve your skills, this is the workshop for you.

When registering choose Level 1 if you have no or little experience.  If you have already taken 1 or more walling workshops at The Stone Trust or have worked a fair bit with a certified waller you may be ready for Level 2.  If you are still not sure which level to choose check our our how to wall page.  If the information there looks like how you build, then you could consider Level 2.  It that looks new to you, stick with Level 1.  Many people take multiple level 1 workshops as well.

Click here for more information about level 1 workshops.

Click here for more information about level 2 workshops.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

See what a two day workshop is all about:

A two day workshop with the wall they just finished
Two day workshop group photo

Landscape Architects receive 15 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

CHRIS TANGUAY is Maine’s only certified DSWA-GB Master Craftsmen. Based in Yarmouth, Chris owns and operates Maine Dry Stone. Chris works on many types of projects, from building foundations and bridges, to more standard double and single stack walls. Historically correct builds and working with the local stone and style are key parts of Chris’s work. Chris is also a DSWA Certified Examiner and Instructor.

KIM and JERRY COGGIN, together own and operate Laurel Stoneworks which is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands are of South central PA. Laurel Stoneworks specializes in the art and craft of dry laid stonework. Kim has been working with dry stone for over eight years. Both Kim and Jerry currently hold Level Two Certificates from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, and both are also certified instructors. Kim and Jerry are also both members of the Board of Directors for The Stone Trust.

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Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States


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.