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WORKSHOPS
Please direct inquiries about workshops to Dan at companyofstone@gmail.com

THE STONE TRUST
The The Stone Trust in Dummerston, Vermont offers dry stone walling workshops for all levels of expertise. Contact The Stone Trust at www.thestonetrust.org.
The Stone Trust, 707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

2019 Dry Stone Walling Workshop
The workshop will be an introduction to the basics of dry-jointed stone work. Wall building techniques such as using the length of each stone into the wall, and laying each stone to cover the joint below, will be explained and practiced in the construction of a freestanding, dry stone wall. Also known as a rock fence, the structure to be built will be akin to those found all across New England’s forests and fields.
May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
636 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT 05777
For more information, and to register, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center.

PAST WORKSHOPS 

  • 2019 The Stone Trust Workshop: Walling Day: Retaining wall feature, May 4, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2018 The Stone Trust Workshops: Bridge Prep Aug 26 & Bridge Build Sep 8 – 9, Mont Vernon, NH.

  • 2018 The Stone Trust Two Day Workshop: Feature Build, May 5-6, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2017 Dry stone features workshops, October, Norway.

  • 2016 Wilder Cemetery, Volunteer Walling Day, Oct 23.

  • 2016 Wilder Cemetery, Volunteer Walling Day, May 15.

  • 2015 City of Boise, Dry Stone Walling Workshop, Boise WaterShed River Campus, Oct 8-11, Boise, ID.

  • 2014 English Harbour Arts Centre, Stone Art Workshop, Trinity Bay, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, July 27-31.

  • 2014 Woody Point Dry Stone Walling Workshop, St. Patrick’s Church, Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, July 21-22.

  • 2014 Stone Trust Spring Outdoor Workshop, Dummerston, Vermont, May 10-11.

  • 2013 Stone Trust Fall Outdoor Workshop Sat-Sun, Dummerston, Vermont, Sept 7-8.

  • 2013 Dry Stone Workshops at English Harbor Art Center, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, July/August.

  • 2013 Turtagrø, Norway, Firelight, Wall Dry Stone Walling Workshop, July 1-5.

  • 2012 English Harbour Arts Center, Newfoundland, Canada, July/August.

  • 2011 One Day Dry Stone Walling Workshop, Dummerston Hiking Trail, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2011 Two five-day workshops to create land sculpture, artist-director, English Harbour Arts Center, Newfoundland, Canada.

  • 2010 Workshop Instructor and Competition Judge, Dry Stone Conservancy, Lexington, KY.

  • 2010 Six-day workshop, Hope Builders Group, Elkhart, IN.

  • 2010 Barn foundation workshop, Deforest, WI.

  • 2010 Two five-day workshops to create land sculpture, artist-director, English Harbour Arts Center, Newfoundland, Canada.

  • 2010 Scott Farm Wall Building Workshop, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2010 Parmelee Farm Stone Wall Workshop, Killingworth, CT.

  • 2009 Parmelee Farm Stone Wall Workshop, Killingworth, CT.

  • 2009 Lead instructor, 2-day Wall Workshop, Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada.

  • 2009 Artist in residence, Kansas State University, sculpture installation with Landscape Architecture students, Beach Art Museum, Manhattan, KS.

  • 2009 Five-day workshop to create land sculpture, artist-director, English Harbour Arts Center, Newfoundland, Canada.

  • 2008-2009 Director for the re-creation of the 1796 Town Pound, 44 participants in five workshops, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2008 Lead Instructor, 3 day walling workshop, Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz, NY.

  • 2007 Leader, 1 day walling workshop, Hinesburg Land Trust, Hinesburg, VT.

  • 2007 Instructor, two-week Environmental Art Workshop, Koli National Park, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.

  • 2007 Instructor, 2-day, 24 person, stone workshop, Great River Arts Institute, Dummerston, VT.

  • 2006 Leader, 2-day, 24 person, walling workshop, Great River Arts Institute, Brattleboro, VT.

  • 2005 Instructor, California Landscape Contractors Association Convention Center trade show, Los Angeles, CA.

  • 2002 Instructor, week-long, dry stone walling workshop, Isles of Shoals, Gulf of Maine, NH.


ART AWARDS, STONE STUDIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • 2014 Vermont Arts Council, Creation Grant.

  • 2013, 2009, 2006 Standardization and Assessment (Examiner) Courses, Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

  • 2010 Master Craftsman Certificate, Dry Stone Conservancy.

  • 2001 Master Craftsman Certificate, Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

  • 1998 Instructor Training Course, Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain.

  • 1981 National Endowment for the Arts grant to study amphitheater construction.

  • 1972 Stonemason apprentice on 13th century castle restoration, Tuscany, Italy.

With special thanks to Michael Turek for the Newfoundland workshop photo/storyboard.