Dry Stone Masonry

Dave Goulder
Dave Goulder
Posted Aug. 28, 2012, at 4:09 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Point Rd, Trescott, ME

For more information: Carrie Callahan; 207-733-2233;

Dry Stone Masonry this very popular class is back again at the CCLC! Dry Stone Wall Mason & DSWA Master Craftsman Dave Goulder visits to discuss the ancient art of dry wall stone masonry, utilizing an actual project on our campus. This two-day program fills fast, please call the CCLC early to secure your registration or register online. Landscape designers & nursery owners welcome! There will be two days of actual stone work, including use of tools and techniques, plus plenty of hands-on experience.

Stone walls are found all over New England, sturdy and still-standing, after several hundred years. Stone is the oldest of building materials, requires very few tools, resists fire and water damage, and does not deplete natural resources. The Dry Stone Conservancy has this to say about the advantages of dry stone construction over mortared stone walls: “Walls without mortar rely on the skill of the craftsmen and the forces of gravity and frictional resistance. They have a slight flexibility that allows them to conform to foundation settlement without damage. Because the sides slope slightly inward, ground movement locks the structure more tightly together. Importantly, a stiff concrete footing is not needed, saving labor and material expense.

Instructor: Dave Goulder

Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 10am-4pm.