DSWA – GB Pinnacle Award Part 2

Aug 7th, 2015

Following on from my last piece describing the DSWA Pinnacle award and One World Garden, for which I received my first Pinnacle award, I will this time describe the work at Brackenrigg in Cumbria for which I received a second Pinnacle Award. This project consisted of the construction of extensive boundary walls and garden features. continue reading

DSWA – GB Pinnacle Award Scheme

Apr 7th, 2015

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain Pinnacle Award Scheme was set up in 1994 to recognise outstanding projects incorporating dry stone walling. Although the scheme is designed to embrace a wide variety of dry stone work, only projects displaying the very highest levels of craftsmanship, innovative design and inspirational use of stone can be considered for a full Pinnacle Award. continue reading

DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme Round Up.

Feb 2nd, 2015

Having now covered all the various levels of the DSWA Craftsman Certification Scheme I thought it may be useful to just finish off with a final round up of the scheme including some thoughts and comments that people have made regarding the scheme. continue reading

Dry Stone Walling Association Master Craftsman Certificate, Timed Test. (Part B)

Jan 25th, 2015

Finally I have got round to addressing the final part of the Dry Stone Walling Association’s Craftsman Certification Scheme, the Master Craftsman timed test. continue reading