PRESENTERS (Click on names for information)


SEAN ADCOCK (Wales), dry stone waller

KEVIN BAKER (RI), stonemason

PATRICK CHASSE (ME), ASLA Landscape Architect, Garden Designer

DAVID DERNIE (England), architect, author, educator

HANK GILPIN (RI), world-class wood-joiner and landscape designer

TOMAS LIPPS (NM), stonemason, artist, designer

PAT MCAFEE (Ireland), stonemason, author, bon vivant

TORU OBA (VA), stonemason, sculptor

JESSE SALISBURY (ME), sculptor, stonesplitter

ROBERT A. THAYER, author

ROBERT THORSON (CT), author, professor of geology, stone-wall activist
BOBBY WATT (Scotland, Canada), stonemason, contractor, troubadour
SADAFUMI UCHIYAMA (Japan, OR), Curator of the Portland, OR Japanese Garden

SCHEDULE:

August 12 - 18 
DRY STONE WALLING WORKSHOP 
& LIME MORTAR STONEMASONRY WORKSHOP

August 19 
STONE LETTER CARVING WORKSHOP (one day)

August 19, Tuesday 
6:00 - 10:00, ROCKNOCKERS RENDEZVOUS 
At Chase's Restaurant in Winter Harbor 
(before or after check-in at the lodging facilities at SERC, 
the Schoodic Research and Education Center.)

August 20, Wednesday 
08:00 - 10:00: Breakfast, Registration 
11:00 - 12:00: Initiatory Session 
12:00 - 13:00: Lunch 
13:00 - 17:30: Presentations 
17:30 - 19:00: Dinner 
19:00 - 21:00: Presentations

August 21, Thursday 
Field Trip to Acadia National Park 
06:30 - 7:30 Early Breakfast 
08:00: Ferry from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor on Mt. Desert Island

07:30 - 09:00 Late Breakfast 
There is another ferry at 11:00 and the Park is about an hour away by car.) 
(Bicycles can be rented at Bar Harbor and there is free bus service to the park.) 
13:00 Lunch in Acadia National Park 
Ferries return from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor at 3:30 and 6:00 
(Dinner not provided)

August 22, Friday 
07:30 - 09:00: Breakfast 
09:00 - 12:00: Presentations, Demonstrations 
12:00 - 13:00: Lunch 
13:00 - 17:30: Presentations, Demonstrations 
17:30 - 19:00: Dinner 
19:00 - 21:00: Presentations, General Membership Meeting

August 23, Saturday 
07:30 - 09:00: Breakfast 
09:00 - 12:00: Presentations, Demonstrations 
12:00 - 13:00: Lunch 
13:00 - 17:30: Visit to Schoodic Sculpture Symposium 
17:30 - 19:00: Dinner 
19:00 - 21:00: Presentations

August 24, Sunday 
07:30 - 9:00: Breakfast 
10:00 - 18:00 LithOlympics & Picnic 
18:30: Dinner

August 25, Monday 
7:30: Breakfast 
No Schedule

    This, the 13th annual gathering of the stone ‘tribe’ will provide, as always, interesting and informative presentations and demonstrations, communal activities, congenial discourse, camaraderie.

    There will also be workshops, field trips, games, great picnic lunches on the coast, fireside suppers.

    There will be much to experience, to see, to do, to learn, to enjoy.

    The Symposium venue, the Schoodic Education and Research Center, is a conference center like a small college with a wooded campus bordered by a stony seacoast. Lodging, both residential and dormitory is ample and affordable so for the first time the Symposium will be contained and cohesive, like a little village.

    These Symposiums are occasions when the Stone Foundation actually becomes a membership organization, a community united by devotion to the art and craft of stonework.

    WE ARE A TRIBE AND THIS IS OUR POW-WOW.

     Those who have attended previous Symposiums report that they return home inspired and energized. Those who have not yet attended a Symposium are encouraged to do so.

    'FIRST-TIMERS' WILL RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT.

    Presenters (all have confirmed): KEVIN BAKER, stonemason; PATRICK CHASSE, ASLA Landscape Architect, Garden Designer; DAVID DERNIE (England), architect, author, educator; HANK GILPIN, world-class wood-joiner and landscape designer; PAT MCAFEE, stonemason, author, bon vivant; TORU OBA, stonemason, sculptor; JESSE SALISBURY, sculptor; ROBERT A. THAYER, author; ROBERT THORSON, author, professor of geology, stone-wall activist; BOBBY WATT, stonemason, contractor, troubadour; SADAFUMI UCHIYAMA, Curator of the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon and OTHERS.

    AND the popular “TEN MINUTE SHOW AND TELL”—brief presentations by SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES of their own or other stonework. This year we will adapt the PechaKucha style (20 images per presentation). This aspect of the program has evolved from an alternative to portfolios displayed on a table and is now a way for members to show images of their work (or of work that they admire) and receive feedback from their peers.

    Details about the TEN MINUTE SHOW AND TELL, about the SCHEDULE, thePRESENTERS, TRAVEL, LODGING, etc. are available through the links on the right.

AND 
A One Day STONE LETTER CARVING WORKSHOP

taught by Maine latter artist DOUG COFFIN 
Doug is an expert carver/instructor. Stone will be provided and tools available for sale.

For info about DOUG and the workshop, check here:




    Email tomas@stonefoundation.org to be apprised of information updates.
    After August 12th, Tomas can reached on his cell phone: 505-603-6440