April 29 - May 3
Class Description
Are you passionate about gemstones but frustrated that all the stones you see are cut in shapes that don’t fit your work? Are you tired of the same old oval cabs and round brilliants? Are you ready to retake control of your own designs?

Sign up for this inspirational workshop and learn how to design using stone as a medium–not only an accessory! Watch step-by-step demonstrations on how to cut and polish basic shapes and forms in stone. There will be an emphasis on combining metal work with lapidary. Explore alternative, innovative ways of joining stone with metal by piercing, drilling, riveting, layering, grooving, laminating, tabbing, trapping and more. You may complete several projects, leading you to the next level of accomplishment.

Maximum class size is 12 students.

Materials & Tools

A prepared lapidary supply kit of diamond bits, high grade epoxy, etc. (estimated at $65) will be for sale as well as rough stones, priced per gram or carat.  Additional lapidary supplies will be available for purchase as needed for individual work.

Students should bring their regular tool box and jewelry making supplies as well as any stones they would like to use in the workshop – uncut stones, broken stones, and/or any stones they have questions about.

**The lapidary equipment used during the workshop will be available for purchase at wholesale prices through Michael Boyd at the end of the workshop.

Taught by Michael Boyd
5 Day Workshop
All students receive a 50% discount on hourly and daily bench rentals throughout the duration of their course.
Refunds & Credit

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 5% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.