Q and A about a Local (USA) Branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain
From a recent email inquiry.
Q. I am writing to inquire if you can point me in the right
direction for a local (SE New England) branch of DSWA. I am
interested in taking courses in order to learn the craft.
A. There are no DSWA branches in the USA. A number of American wallers
have gained DSWA certification, myself included, but we don't have any
formal ties as a group with the association. Maybe someday there will
be enough DSWA members in one area of the country to get together on a
regular basis. As for now, there are perhaps three dozen people
around the northeast who have passed one or more of the four DSWA
certification test scheme levels.
If you, or perhaps an organization in your area, would like to put on
a workshop I am available to instruct. I can also recommend other
DSWA qualified craftsmen as instructors.