Welcome to the Stonework Play Website


About Diana


Namaste, which, in Nepalese means hello.

My name is Diana Suskind, and I greet you in Nepalese, because Stonework Play emerged from my work with children at the HEMS School in Nepal. Since then, I have further developed the stonework activity, which now has been introduced in schools, museums, hospitals and other settings here in the United States and abroad. I have set up this Web site as a resource for Stonework Play, because I want to share this simple and powerful technique with you.

As you navigate this website, you will discover many ways Stonework Play can be adapted to your professional and personal interests — in your workplace setting or at home. Stonework Play was originally developed for children, to help them communicate ideas important to them, but a number of adult leaders as well have engaged successfully in stonework projects. Children and adults respond to the sensory experiences offered by the natural elements — how different histories affect the colors and shapes of stones, how beach stones retain the briny smell of the sea, and how some centuries-old stones are smoothed by water and sand in their travels, while others are textured. These notions suggest stories, and the power of the stones helps the stories emerge.

Feel free to leave a comment on the comment page and/or ask a question. I will be happy to get back to you and help in any way I can. Arrangements can be made for on-site visits, one-day workshops, facilitator training, and professional team-building workshops.

Enjoy the journey.

Dhanyabad which, in Nepalese, means Thank You.



Please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the contact page if would like to find out more or to discuss facilitator training, events or workshops