Thursday, February 17, 2011

Trying their hand at different things.

A keen bunch of students gathered last weekend to take a hands-on course which involved dry-stacking natural stones to form free-standing walls. They successfully created this circular dry stone 'planter' along with a curved garden wall with stiles and a narrow gate opening. A lovely interior space was formed which produces a surprising 'sense of place' between the wall and the planter. Another straight wall was also completed with standardized vertical copes, through-stones, and cheek-ends.

Thus a compromise was reached where students got to learn the basics, but got to try their hand at being a little creative too. (which is something Californians love to do)

The wall will remain standing in Redwood City, California until it is taken down next year.