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Michael Seiler

Lanesboro, MN
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Michael is co-owner of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN and has been working in the metal arts since 1995 mastering the techniques of fabrication, stone setting, wax carving, stone cutting and stone inlay work. Michael has been awarded grants from the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board for his signature stone cutting and lapidary talent. His goals are to create new and innovative techniques in stone setting and ring design combining lapidary and metal work. 

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Current Courses Offered by Michael Seiler

2 1/2 days
Teaser image for On the Rocks: Intro to Stone Cutting

On the Rocks: Intro to Stone Cutting

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…
Fri, May 24th, 2019  –  Sun, May 26th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
3 Days
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Silversmithing: The Advanced Jeweler’s Palette

Do you like playing with fire? This course is for jewelers that have some skills but would like to take it to the next level. If you have felt like you are missing some of the vital information and techniques of silversmithing, this is for you. This class will give…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler
2 Days
Teaser image for Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Silversmithing: The Jeweler’s Palette

Shiny objects catch your eye? In this class you will learn the basic foundations of silversmithing. Bring your creativity and an aptitude to try new things. We will cover soldering, fabricating and hand forming metal into a pendant with a gemstone. This class offers students an opportunity to learn all…
Fri, Sep 21st, 2018  –  Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Michael Seiler
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 16th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Seiler