Thu. Lapidary - Mar. 5–Apr. 23
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 8-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: Mar. 5–Apr. 23 (8-weeks)
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 13+ (parent required for 16 and under)
Instructor: Colleen Ashton & Gary Bloomquist
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:
Gary: 801-860-8004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen loves making jewelry and doing lapidary. She can tell you the kind of rocks you are working with and important qualities about them. When asked what she loves about lapidary, she says, “You never know what’s inside until you cut them.” She finds it fun to teach people something that they can enjoy doing, and loves it when her students go on with the art of jewelry making.
Colleen took a casting class at PCH when her kids were young, then moved into lapidary and silversmithing. She taught casting with Myron Chidester, then took over his classes when he passed away. She has been teaching at Pioneer Craft House for over a decade.
Graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA as a Designer Craftsman Gary is loves many of the arts and crafts. When asked why he loves rock so much his response was; "I'm amazed a what mother nature can stir up in the form of precious and semi precious stones. They are a natural form of art that can be made into something you can wear. I love to crack or slice them open, shape, polish and make these natural rocks into something fun! Gary also teaches pour painting classes at Pioneer Craft House.