Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference – Boston, MA

Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, March 12 – 14, 2009.  

An Introduction to Building Dry Stone Walls, Sat March 14 at 1:30 pm

SPEAKER: Dan Snow, Master craftsman, Dry Stone Waller and Environmental Artist,

  * Learn to prepare a stonewall footing.
  * Review the four guidelines for a sound dry stone construction.
  * Appreciate the varied aesthetic choices afforded by this craft.

The best natural stonewalls rise up out of the land. Dry jointed stone that has stood the test of time is praised for its durability, functionality, and artistry. It’s undulant lines and patterned spaces are the result of many choices made by a craftsman who recognized stones of individual character and singular personality. Learn about the design and materials that make beautiful, natural stonewalls.

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