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gemstones: cut, grind, polish (week 2)

with Alexander Friedrich


date 20th - 24th of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
participants max. 6
language English and German
location 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 the 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.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:

- cutting, grinding and polishing tools

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:

- rubber boots, working clothes, and safety glasses