Links and Resources

The Masonry Heater Association of North America – Masonry Heater Trade Association of with AR Stonemason is a member.     Excellent resource of all things related to masonry heaters.

Thinking With My Hands – Wonderfully informative blog of John Shaw Rimmington.  Dry stone mason and president of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada.

Rumford Fireplace – A more efficient fireplace design invented by Count Rumford in the 1780’s.  Rumford fireplace have a vertical back, are taller and shallower than typical fireplaces allowing for greater reflection of heat into the room.

The Stone Foundation – A excellent organization keeping the art of the stonemason alive.

Stone Fest – Annual gathering of stone masons and stone carvers in Issaquah, Wa.

Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building and Living with a Piece of the Sun (Book) – Modern book on all the considerations that go into designing a building a masonry heater for you home.

The Book of Masonry Stoves: Rediscovering Old Ways of Warming – Excellent book providing background and history of all forms of masonry heaters

Earth School – Richard Cleveland’s school of traditional and wilderness skills.  Located in the Appalacian mountains, Richard Cleveland teaches skills, relationship and interaction with the earth.  He has been a wonderful and important teacher to me.

Woven Branches – Website to Washington based teacher Erin Adams.  Erin teaches traditional skills, Basketry, Herbalism and energetics.  She is an amazing teacher that I highly recommend!

Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies – School of Herbalism and Botany where I completed my first year apprenticeship.  Located in Portland, Oregon.



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