Mon. Lapidary - Feb. 24–Mar. 30
Explore the art of stone cutting and polishing. Create finished cabochons for jewelry and other stone shapes for display.
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: Feb. 24–Mar. 30 (6-weeks)
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ages: 13+ (parent required for 16 and under)
Instructor: Jamie C. Winters
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 Jamie:
Jamie C. Winters
Born in the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City; my young work history started with me teaching first aid, communications, and conservation to Cub Scouts as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America.
Soon after high school, I joined the United States Navy as a Seabee learning extensive machinery and equipment. During this time, I also found myself teaching; this time as the detachment Senior Military Instructor.
I have been a lifelong rockhound and took that passion further and learned to cut and polish the stones I had gathered for years. Now I make jewelry from my work as well and collect more stones to cut open. I also, love to see what people make with raw stone and in the end, learn about their world a little more.