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On the Rocks: Intro to Stone Cutting

Course Overview

If you’ve ever picked up a rough stone and wondered what’s inside, it’s time to try your hand at the magic of stone cutting! Veteran goldsmith and stone cutter extraordinaire Michael Seiler will lead students through the process of cutting, finishing, and polishing a variety of agates ­- perfect for your next craft or jewelry project. While the class will focus its exploration on the properties of fancy agates and jaspers, students are invited to bring their own stones to work with, and the techniques learned in this course will apply to creating all kinds of cabochons, or polished gemstones. It’s time to empty those jars of pebbles and reveal the unique and natural beauty of cut and polished stones! Materials fees will be collected by the instructor at the conclusion of class.


Fri, Mar 16th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 18th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 2½ days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-1pm
Registration Cost: $235.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($95 and up)


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.