Kim and Jerry Coggin of Laurel Stoneworks in South Fork, Pennsylvania will lead three one-day introductory workshops in October. Come learn the basic principles of building a structurally sound freestanding dry stone wall:
1.11 Women’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, October 9 & 10
1.10 Introduction to Dry Stone Walling, October 16
Registration for each of these one day workshops will open next week. Feel free to be in touch with comments and questions.
Laurel Stoneworks LLC was established and the Laurel Stoneworks site has been in development since 2015. Laurel Stoneworks has been holding workshops since 2016, in Maryland and in Pennsylvania. The site was initially established to address the need for proper instruction, with later focus starting to consider adjacent community needs such as therapeutic workshops, and outreach to special interest and underserved groups. Construction and materials of the site has been entirely funded by Laurel Stoneworks, and the site is located on property owned by Kim and Jerry Coggin.
En route to or from your workshop, visit the “must see” in the photo above. Eliza Furnace, built in 1846, stands only 40 minutes away. She is one of the few Hot Blast Furnaces that was dry stone built and still standing.