Eric is a third-generation stone mason who has over 25 years of experience. As the owner of Solid Rock Masonry in Duluth, he has built Finnish, Swedish, Russian and German style masonry heaters throughout the Midwest and southern Ontario. A longtime member of the Masonry Heaters Association, he has led numerous workshops across the Great Lakes Region and at the MHA annual gathering. To complement his strong desire to educate people about heating with wood in efficient and beautiful ways, Eric has pursued projects ranging from coaching hockey to building log homes to being an environmental consultant. Visit www.solidrockmasonry.com.
Current Courses Offered by Eric Moshier
Masonry Heater Building Workshop
Masonry heaters originated in Northern Europe where winters were cold and fuel wasn’t always plentiful. The natural response? Create a wood-fired presence that was at once incredibly efficient and highly attractive, capable of generating abundant heat and ideal for cooking/baking. Masonry heaters are built with fire bricks and utilize their…
Ovencrafting: Building in the Round, Italian-Style
Wood fired brick ovens have been used since the dawn of civilization. They have been found in excavations of virtually every ancient civilization with the brick oven reaching its modern form in ancient Rome. Designs vary widely based on materials and intended use. The round wood-fired oven is found widely…