Workshop Level: 1 and 2. Up to 10 participants with Certified Instructors Michael Weitzner and Michael Murphy. This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken at least 1 prior workshops, or have substantial experience. $248
Saturday May 20, 2017
Irish Feiden Wall, also known as an Irish Family walling is a style that involve a mix of vertically and horizontally placed stones in a variety of sizes to create a distinctive pattern with stones referred to as “children, mothers, fathers” based on their size and location in the wall, suggesting who might have placed them. This type of wall is common in the Aran Islands and places in Western Ireland, but little known elsewhere. Traditionally built with the limestone of that region which is roughly level bedded, we will be adding our own twist to this style of wall, using a mix of our locally available round glacial till and level bedded schist. This workshop will rebuild and improve on the 40 ft section of Feiden wall in the master features park.
This type of walling is tremendously fast to build, incredibly durable, and known for its rugged appearance.
This workshop is intended for those who have taken a workshop or worked with a Certified Waller and are familiar with building typical double stack walls. If you don’t have that experience yet, sign up for one of our other workshops earlier in the spring too. That way you will be ready for this one.
This workshop will follow the typical one-day format. The cost is $248. The workshop will run 8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch break. This workshop is open to everyone.
Learn a new way of building and expand your knowledge, skills, and services!
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Check out The Masters Park at The Stone Trust, where this workshop will take place:
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
About The Instructors:
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
MICHAEL MURPHY owns and operates The Nature of Stone in Elberta, Michigan. Michael is a DSWA-GB certified Intermediate waller (Level II), and is also a Certified instructor. Michael has a love for the craft of dry stone walling that is palpable in every workshop he teaches. The joy of walling is thoroughly shared and after taking a workshop with Michael you will be back for more!