WEEK 1 (13-17 Aug)

WEEK 2 (20-24 Aug)

GEMSTONES - cut, grind, polish

  with Alexander Friedrich
Date: 20th of August - 24th of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
participants: min./ max. 6
language: English and German
location: stone cutting studio at Campus Idar-Oberstein
fee: 625 €
extra costs for material: ISA is providing some stones, if you like to work with more precious material you will be able to buy it during the workshop

Fascinating gemstone

The workshop will give you an introduction to lapidary technique. In the foreground is a practical understanding of various processing techniques including cutting and faceting of precious stones. You will also learn how to saw, drill and engrave stone. We will start with a general introduction to the theory of the craft and gemology. We will visit local stone dealers where everyone can buy their own raw stones, which we will use for our practical work. Open conversations within the group will help us to share our experiences and to push ideas forward. The aim of the course is to get a general insight of this special technique and to combine these new skills with your own designs.