The Drystone Hut (4-day) master class with Joshua Bowes

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The Drystone Hut (4-day) master class with Joshua Bowes

1,150.00

4-day intensive master class

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Date: Easter 2018 (excluding Easter Day)

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Josh Bowes will share his passion for drystone huts and barns in a 4 day intensive master class, with the completion of a small building that could be used as a potting shed, smokehouse or vernacular shelter.

Josh has been scouring the countryside for inspiration and along with architect trained Natasha Morgan they have designed a drystone hut fitting of the Central Highlands vernacular architecture.

Intensive master class includes:

  • A professional stone masonry tool kit
  • Book on drystone masonry
  • Notes
  • House baked morning tea, refreshments and sumptuous 2 course Kitchen Garden lunch each day

Oak and Monkey Puzzle workshops will include freshly baked morning tea, plentiful snacks, a sumptuous 2 course garden lunch picked fresh from the estate kitchen garden and local seasonal produce – such as slow cooked Jonai Meatsmiths pork, garden greens and salads,  homemade sourdough bread and panna cotta with vanilla poached fruit, all made by Natasha Morgan. 

About Josh Bowes:

Josh Bowes @drystonejackson is an artist, sculptor, stonemason and drystone waller of some 15 years experience. Taught by his grandfather, Josh is of English farming peerage, where drystone masonry 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. Following a hierarchy of process, I work to create a vibration, a resonance and chemistry between the pieces”. ~ JB.

Over Easter 2018 Josh Bowes will be leading an intensive master class to be held at Oak and Monkey Puzzle, Spargo Creek, Victoria, on the art of drystone huts and structures - imparting his knowledge and passion for this beautiful skill.