Jewelry-Scale Stonecarving

October 17 - 22, 2021

Julia Harrison  ·  juliaharrison.net


Workshop at a glance

Expand your jewelry design options by using low-tech lapidary techniques to carve your own stones for setting.

Techniques

  • Rock and stone carving for adornment and jewelry
  • Lapidary techniques
  • Shaping and polishing stone

Materials

  • Rocks and stones
  • Jewelry hand tools
  • Metals and soldering

Outcomes

  • Carving techniques with rocks and stones
  • Adornment techniques for jewelry

Artist Bio

Julia Harrison is a Seattle-based artist, educator, and Jewelry/Metals manager for Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has taught workshops at Haystack, Penland and the 92nd Street Y. She enjoys carving after years of working with wood. Harrison’s recent carving projects feature materials including cement, soap, jet, brick, agate, and obsidian.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Julia Harrison

Workshop Description

Say “so long” to common cabochons. In this workshop students will learn to carve medium-hard rocks and stones on a jewelry-friendly scale. Demonstrations and work time will cover a variety of approaches, with an emphasis on hand tools and low-tech lapidary techniques. You will also discover strategies for making your carving wearable, including embedded findings, tensioned settings, and woven cordage. Participants will shape and polish at least one stone, and finish it into a pendant, ring, or other adornment. Those students who wish to create metal settings should have previous soldering experience, otherwise the workshop is open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  materials list



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