New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Kevin Fife

Kevin Fife of Twin Elms Landscape, LLC specializes in the traditional art of dry stack stonewalls, which are made without the use of mortar to hold them together. Fife has extensive experience in restoring historic field stone walls, as well as building new ones in the traditional style. He is also skilled in splitting and laying up granite foundations, walls, steps, and does repointing of mortar foundations. Fife grew up in the township of Canterbury, NH and has taught dry laid stonewall workshops at the Canterbury Shaker Village, Fells Estate in Newbury, NH and Sanborn Mills in Loudon, NH. Kevin represented New Hampshire at the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and at the expanded recreation held in 2000 in Hopkinton.

Preferred activities and age groups: Demonstrations and hands-on workshops at community locations such as historic societies, fairs, festivals, and museums. Because of the nature of the tradition, presentations and workshops are more practically held outdoors. Interested in working with adults.

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Additional Links: 
See latest projects and where to meet Kevin at events around NH.

I Have Worked With

  • Demonstrate stone wall building and granite cutting at the NH Old House and Barn Expo for the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance

  • Teach stone wall building workshops

  • Visit Kevin during the Hillsborough Living History Event. He will be demonstrating the art of stone wall building. Visitors can ask questions and try thier hand at stone wall building, and learn how to cut stone with a feather wedge. Kids particulary enjoy this interactive learning demonstration. August 18-19, 2018.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kevin
Job Title/Position: 
Stone Mason
Physical Address: 
259 Bean Hill Rd
Northfield, NH 03276
Last Name: 
Fife
Phone: 
603-286-2242

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Year Founded: 
2007
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Preservation / Conservation
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Lowell Folklife Festival
NH State Council on the Arts
Stone Foundation
Education: 
UNH BS Environmental Conservation and Art
Awards: 
International Dry Stone Wall Competition
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Traditional Arts Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults
Seniors