Fri. Lapidary - Apr. 17–May 29
Discover how fun it is to cut open stones, see what's inside, and how they polish up for various jewelry mounting purposes.
In this 6-week class, students will learn how to design, size, cut, shape, and polish stones with the use of diamond saws, grinding equipment, and polishing wheels. Instruction on how to use dop wax and sticks will also be given. Students will be able to finish many stones that they can use in silversmithing and all kinds of jewelry making. All skill levels welcome.
Dates: Feb. 28–Apr. 3 (6-weeks)
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ages: 13+ (parent required for 16 and under)
Instructor: Cat Heinz
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)
Originally from Missouri, Cat moved to Utah to be closer to her only child. Being a natural-born rock hound, she often jokes that she was born with a rock in her hands. She loves the history that is found in each rock she picks up. “When I hold a stone or fossil, I can’t help but wonder what it has witnessed through time, what roamed the earth and stepped on the soil before it was compressed into a layer of stone or what living organism it once was. Whether it’s a shell, a fish, a bug, or a leaf, I’m always amazed that this was once a living, breathing growing thing!” When presented with the opportunity to learn the art of lapidary, she immediately jumped at the chance to turn her love for rocks into something both beautiful and useful.
Cat has always been creative and has had a love for all types of art and crafts. Whether it was silversmithing, drawing, painting, leatherwork, ceramics, calligraphy, and many more. She has a Commercial Art and Graphic Design certification from Nichols Career Center and an Associates degree in Business from Columbia College. Cat is a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Utah.