Introduction to Lime Mortar with Allen Cochran, June 3 - 4, Waterford, VA

Allen Cochran

Allen Cochran

On Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, Allen Cochran, owner of Cochran's Stone Masonry, will conduct a two-day workshop in Waterford, Virginia, as part of the Waterford Foundation's Heritage Crafts School. Learn about the history, manufacturing methods, and correct uses of lime mortar, which is the material used by restoration experts such as Cochran.

The fee is $175 per two-day session with 12 hours of instruction: 9 AM–12 PM and 1–5 PM on Saturday, June 3, and 9 AM–2 PM Sunday, June 4. Lunch is included both days. No materials fee. Call 540-882-3018 or register online at

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The Waterford Heritage Crafts School seeks to teach and preserve heritage crafts and trades by offering classes to the public taught by experts in each field.

Classes vary each session but include topics such as quilting, weaving, pottery, furniture-making, basket weaving, and blacksmithing. Classes in building arts also are provided, including traditional construction methods, old and historic building restoration, and adaptive reuse. Course material is designed for students ages 18 and up. Classes are held in the Waterford National Historic Landmark either in or around Waterford Foundation buildings.