The Art of Drystone Walling with Joshua Bowes

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The Art of Drystone Walling with Joshua Bowes

395.00

1-day Workshop

Time: 10am - 4pm

Date: Saturday 13 May 2017

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Introductory course includes:

  • An introduction to drystone walling concepts
  • Brief history and international context
  • Insight into the work and techniques of Josh Bowes
  • Demonstration and hands-on drystone walling of a wall
  • 2 stone masonry tools
  • Book on drystone walling
  • Morning tea and 2 course Kitchen Garden lunch

Oak and Monkey Puzzle workshops include morning tea, snacks and 2 course kitchen garden lunch picked fresh from the estate kitchen garden and local seasonal produce – such as slow cooked Jonai Meatsmiths pork, garden greens and salads and homemade sourdough bread, followed by panna cotta with organic berries, all made by Natasha Morgan. 

About Josh Bowes:

Josh Bowes @drystonejackson is an artist, stonemason and drystone waller of some 15 years experience. Self taught, Josh is of English farming peerage, where drystone walling was simply a skill farmers ‘had’. As a result, Josh feels that stone is in his blood, and to this end he is passionately fixated on his craft.

“People say it's like a jigsaw puzzle, but it's a puzzle where the pieces weren't designed to fit - it's about making sense of the chaos and the abstract. It's a hierarchy of process - structure and composition - until there is a vibration, a humming sound, a resonance and chemistry between the pieces. Sometimes it is hard to leave a wall that feels good”. ~ JB.

From January to March Josh Bowes will be leading workshops to be held at Oak and Monkey Puzzle, Spargo Creek, Victoria, on the art of drystone walls - imparting his knowledge and passion for this beautiful skill.