Thursday, October 16, 2014

Raising the Gnomon

Preparation is underway for the first Dry Stone Sundial Workshop in Canada, at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. In the video we are raising the ginormous 15 foot long stone gnomon into position, ready for the class to begin constructing this art installation October 20 to 24, 2014,

The Gnomon and the Gnorman

It was great to have Norman Haddow here all this week helping calm my nerves and offer his valuable advice on how to go about tackling the preparations for the upcoming creative walling workshop. Unfortunately Norman has to fly back to Scotland tomorrow and will not be involved in the actual course. No wonder he looks a bit grumpy.

Here is the pile of stone my students will be working with.


  1. Where gnomon has gone before..
    JSR time.

  2. The sundial sits on a piece of stone
    Telling time all alone
    Reads the sun as it moves round
    With the shadows without a sound
    It tells the time upon its face
    Never wrong or out of place
    Telling time with shadows cast
    All alone as time goes past
    It does not move it does not rock
    A work of art that's natures clock
    William Worthless 2010