|. Dry Stone
stone walling is an ancient craft using only stone with no mortar
to build them. Dry stone walls are a culturally important human
contribution to the landscape and the craftsmanship used to build
Drystone walls and buildings has developed for thousands of years
- from the buildings of Newgrange in Ireland, the Brochs of the
Celts, and around the world from Egypt, Japan and South America
to the turf walls of Iceland. The craft is now being utilised in
sculpture and modern buildings where its character and strong visual
impact is reaching a new audience.
Donald Gunn, born in Scotland but now based in Warkworth, Northumberland,
is a professional waller and sculptor who has worked all over the
uk and abroad on a variety of projects and training - currently
training for colleges, the MOD, community arts and crafts projects,
and hobby and professional courses. He is also currently working
on large landscape art/sculpture projects.
- Professional member Drystone Walling Association
- Advanced level Drystone Walling Association Craftsman Certification
- Instructor, Advanced Level 2 DSWA (www.dswa.org.uk)
Lantra Drystone Walling Tests and Training Centre - www.lantra-awards.co.uk
- 19 years of experience on a wide range of wall and stone types
- Currently studying C&G 7306 NVQ 3 Further and Adult Education
Teachers Certificate, including units A22, B22, C21, C23, C24,
D32, D33, E23, E31
- Art and design background.
- A member of Northern Cultural Skills Partnership (www.ncsp.co.uk).