The 2nd INTERNATIONAL DRY
STONE WALLING WORKSHOP
INSTRUCTORS: Skilled expert dry stone wallers from IRELAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND CANADA (and, if registration warrants it, FRANCE.)
At STONEWORK SYMPOSIUM 2011 in Ventura there was an INTERNATIONAL DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP with instructors form CANADA, IRELAND, WALES and SPAIN.
Each instructor supervised the construction of a particular section of wall. Each student had the opportunity to work with each instructor and at the close of the work week, 100 running feet of a wall 8 feet tall (30m x 2.5m) stood proud.
There is more wall to be built so this year we will return with...
The 2nd INTERNATIONAL DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP to extend the wall as far as possible. Hundreds of tons of stone will be placed.
above, The built wall and the wall to be built.
We have a Great team of Instructors this year: SEAN ADCOCK from Wales, Sean is an esteemed DSWA/UK certified Master Craftsman and was an instructor in the 1st INTERNATIONAL DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP and has frequently taught Stone Foundation workshop events.
SUNNY WIELER from Ireland is a skilled dry stone waller and the co-founder of the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland. He will also be a presenter at the Symposium. This will be his first Symposium, but not his first rodeo.
Scotsman DAVID F. WILSON and Canadian ERIC LANDMAN round out the team. David is an accomplished artist/mason/waller whose work, well know to Facebook habitues, was featured in a recent issue of STONEXUS Magazine. Eric is a highly skilled waller who also happens to be President of Dry Stone Canada.
There is a lot of artistic ability in this group, but the emphasis of the workshop will be on good, sound, basic stone walling. The instructor/trainee ratio will be, as before, approximately 1/4. If registration is sufficiently numerous we will add instructors, from France and elsewhere.
Note: A few scholarships will be offered. Also available for those with financial constraints: on-site, 'no-frills' camping (toilets, security, but no running water or electricity).
below: The 2011 International Dry Stone Walling Workshop.
Two of the instructors and several students (there were 16) are missing from this photo.