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Women’s Stone Shaping Workshop: One Day Outdoor

Workshop Level: 1 & 2. Up to 12 participants.  Certified Instructors: Kim Coggin, and Jo Hodgson. Open to all Women, ideal for those who have taken a prior workshop. $273

Sunday May 7th 2017

This is the first ever Women’s Only Stone Shaping Workshop at The Stone Trust! Exciting!

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This workshop will spend the day learning about how to shape stones for use in dry stone walls. Participants will be introduced to a variety of stone types, and how to work with them. Both hand and power tools will be demonstrated and used.

The stone shaping will focus on efficient practices, learning how to look at a stone and judge how to shape it, as well as proper use and care of tools.  Typical types of stone will likely include, granite, slate, local quarried schist,  a mix ‘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 will be handled as part of this workshop, this workshop will not focus on building a wall.  The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling.  This workshop will delve into stone shaping and a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.

At The Stone Trust, all of our women’s only workshops are taught by women wallers.  This workshop will have some of the only women in North America who are certified dry stone wall instructors teaching!

This workshop is intended as a follow up to the Women’s Introductory Walling workshop the day before.  We will be learning to shape stones in this workshop. Lots more to learn!

Some women are nervous about trying out dry stone walling which is often a male dominated field. Dry stone walling is a field in which women can exel.  At The Stone Trust we actively encourage women to try out dry stone walling and become professional wallers. The indoor training facility and women’s only environment make for a spectacular learning environment.

An amazing opportunity for women to learn from women who are professional wallers.

This workshop is suited to women with at least one prior workshop or who have previous walling experience.  The workshop will run 8:30am-4:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch break.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Click here for more information about Level 1 workshops.

Click here for more information about level 1 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 one of the techniques that may be covered in this workshop:

Women's dry stack stone wall workshop
Women's dry stone walling workshop
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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

KIM COGGIN, together with her husband Jerry, owns and operates 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.

JO HODGSON (Ontario) is a professional dry stone waller from the UK who moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2003. Jo runs her own business specializing in dry stone construction and restoration for private gardens and public spaces. She is a DSWA-GB Certified Waller and Instructor, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education (Univ. of Manchester). Jo teaches walling in Canada, UK and the U.S. and is committed to passing on her craft. http://www.drystonewaller.ca

HILARY DEES runs her own business specializing in drystone and trail construction based in New England.  Hilary holds a Basic Drystone Mason certificate with the Dry Stone Conservancy in Kentucky as well as an Intermediate Certificate from the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.  From working to improve public lands and trails, to building quality dry stone features for private parties, Hilary strives make quality stonework accessible to all.

Images from the 2016 Women’s Introductory Workshop and others