Request of the Stone: Fall 2008
Hands-on stone workshop by the Whispering Crane Institute, October 20th-22nd near Dover/New Philadelphia, Ohio. A real chance to learn about designing/building and working with stone.
“Designers have a better understanding of design when they have the knowledge of how ‘stuff’ goes together.” -Me, several years ago.
On October 20th and 21st we will concentrate on building/designing/creating short retention walls using Ohio fieldstone. If you want to stick around for a 3rd day (October 22nd), I am going to focus on small boulders in the 500-1500lb size range.
The leaders for these first 2 days will be John and Nate DeVore from Hamilton, Ohio along with yours truly. Expect to get your hands/gloves dirty as we expect hands-on participation — choosing the stone, looking at options, working stone when necessary, and building the wall.
John and Nate have built a lot of these walls and they are passionate about not only building solid functional walls but also walls that are ‘aesthetically’ pleasing in joinery and placement — to be as creative as possible no matter the stone.
Two days allow for us to really teach and work. We expect everyone to join in; this will not be a workshop where 10 folks tote rock and the ‘experts’ do the work . . . teaching through observation. We want this to be teaching and learning by doing; by asking questions and exploring options.
Read the rest here on the dedicated page for the workshop.
Questions? Leave something in the comments here or on that page, send me an e-mail, or call. That info is at the bottom of the workshop page.
It’s going to be at the workshop/office in Dennison, Ohio. 30 minutes below Canton, Ohio, and about two hours drive time from Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh.