Introduction to Stone Cutting: Cabochons

October 22 - December 3, 2019  Check for other dates
Tu from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
25 Sagamore Road Enamels Studio
David Ireland
$254  Fee Breakdown
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

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Course Description

This course will introduce students to the art of stone cutting. You'll start with a chunk of rock, also referred to as rough, and proceeding to a finished ready to set a flat-bottomed stone (cabochon). Students will be instructed in the proper use and maintenance of the Craft Center's lapidary equipment. The course will include instruction in what constitutes a “good” gem material for jewelry, how to select rough, orient and position cabs for best results. Different styles of cabs will be discussed. Every student will complete an assortment of cabs. Class limited to 6.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $204.00
Studio Fee: $30.00
Materials Fee: $20.00

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued. Email

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University inclement weather policy relative to building closing and class cancellations, however there are times that evening classes, and weekend workshops differ from the Worcester State University weather policies. Click here for cancelations The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

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