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September 2016


September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Willowbank Estate,
14487 Niagara Parkway
Queenston, ON L0S 1L0 Canada
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A celebration of stone, craft and community including: an artisan market, lectures, short courses, and live music. The Willowbank STONESTHROW Stone Festival will celebrate stone and its influence as one of the first and most basic traditional building materials. This event will bring together carvers, masons, artisans and everyone with a love of stone and traditional building. As a bonus this year there will also be workshops in blacksmithing and lime-plaster – which if you think about it are just…

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October 2016

Drystone Walling Introduction

October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

This two-day hands-on course is open to masons, landscapers and enthusiasts of all abilities and includes 15 hours of instruction and a Willowbank certificate upon completion. We will cover safety, basic terminology, structure and styles of dry stone walling. Students will be able to identify proper walling techniques and construct their own walls with an understanding of structure. The two-day format allows time for students to ask questions regarding their own projects. This is a rain or…

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October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

Join 5th generation blacksmith Lloyd Johnston and blacksmith and metalwork artisan Lisa Langdon for a two day blacksmithing workshop. This course is suitable for beginners and will run rain or shine. We ask that you wear heavy protective work clothes and bring eye protection and steel toe boots. Cost $350, includes lunch. Instructors: [staff_member id="138" show_name="1"…

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