Geoff Duggan is a Professional Member, Master Craftsman, Advanced Instructor and Examiner under the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain’s Craftsman Accreditation scheme. He has delivered more than 120 workshops over the last 20 years.
Geoff was commissioned by On The Stone – a regional publisher – to conduct the training for a two day weekend workshop at its accommodation retreat Killongbutta, which is about half an hour’s drive from Bathurst and Orange.
For more details go to the Geogenic Landscapes website – http://www.geogenic.com.au/dry-stone-walling-workshops.html
The next dry stone walls workshop in SA will be at Coramandel Valley (Adelaide Hills) on the weekend of 28-29 October.
This will be a hands-on workshop for 12 people (max) building a free-standing wall. The instructor is Jon Moore (www.jrmstonework.com.au). The cost will be $220 which includes a ‘how to’ manual and accident insurance through the DSWAA (www.dswaa.org.au).
Please let me know if you are still interested and I will send you further information in due course.
The workshop comprises lecture, demonstrations, group and individual discussion and a hands-on project. Participants will work under David Long’s supervision on the construction of the wall.
- Selecting Stone
- Types of stone
- Setting out
- Preparing foundations
- Frame construction string lines
- Stripping out
- Building and packing (hearing)
- Wall end construction
- Appropriate tools
Includes lunch, materials, use of equipment, morning and afternoon refreshments