Two days of dry stone activities recently took place in balmy Hinesburg, Vermont. While it was snowing outside, inside the greenhouse conditions couldn’t have been finer. Seven professional wallers got together on Friday to exchange ideas on guide frame techniques.
On Saturday, DSWA certification scheme tests were conducted by me and Michael Weitzner. We examined three Level Two testers and one Level One. Each candidate constructed 27 sq.’ of free-standing wall. Level Two stints included a vertical wall end in the construction. After a grueling seven hour session, all candidates received passing marks for their stints.
Many thanks to Charley McMartin for organizing the venue and to Troy Headrick for acting as site steward.
Professional wallers came from New Hampshire, New Jersey and Ontario, Canada for testing. Congratulations to Wayne Lamarre, Dan Lupino, Dean McLellan and Reid Snow for gaining Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain craftsman certificates.