StoneFest starts next week at Preston
September 6, 2012 · 9:17 AM
From September 10 to 14 at the Marenakos Rock Center in Preston, stone lovers will come together for the eighth annual StoneFest in the Pacific Northwest.
The four-day event will feature hands-on learning projects, presentations, demonstrations, and talks about stone masonry.
This year’s StoneFest focuses on building with stone, using mortar and dry stack methods; cultural and architectural carving; traditional lettering; mortar myth and mythology; and tools of the trade.
Instructors will provide information about work in masonry, working with mortar, sculpture and architectural carving, lettering on stone, traditional Japanese gardening with stone, and additional programs and presentations.
No experience is necessary, StoneFest is open to anyone interested in working with stone. Although layered clothes and tools should be on the checklist, the most important thing to bring is “a big spirit and lots of ambition!”
To register or learn more, visit www.stonefest.org.