Have you ever wanted to learn to cut and polish your own stones for jewelry, art, or for your own personal collection? Then come join us and learn about Lapidary!
In this 6-week course, students will learn how to cut, shape, and polish stone and other materials. They can bring in their own raw materials or we have many in the studio to work with. Elements of this course will cover cabochon creation, lapidary machinery including saws and grinders, dopping techniques, stone selection, jewelry considerations, and other lapidary approaches. Students will be able to finish many projects during the course that can be used in jewelry and silversmithing. All skill levels welcome.
Dates: Apr. 1–May 16 (6-weeks)
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: 13+ (parent required for 16 and under)
Instructor: Scott Astin
Campus location: Cottage
Materials: $20 equipment fee due to instructor first day of class. Students must bring or purchase stones. Whole stones and stone slices are available for purchase in class starting at $.50 and up.
Student limit: 6 people
Policy: Students must preregister to attend class.
72-hour notice required for class cancellation and refund.
Open Studio Time for Jewelry Students:
Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm (except holiday weekends)
For more information contact Scott:
Scott has had a fascination with rocks and gems since his childhood and when not cutting and polishing stones, hes planning rock hunting trips or attending rock and mineral shows throughout the area. He started his journey with Lapidary in 2018 at Pioneer Craft House and has been addicted ever since. His favorite stone to cut is opal, specifically Ethiopian (Wello) opal. He remembers the feeling he got from the very first completed cabochon he worked. He was so excited and in awe with the creation that he wants to help other students to be able to feel the same way.