Cab cutting

Hello - Does anyone know of any lapidary classes in North Carolina
(especially), Virginia, Massachusetts or Vermont during July or
August? I have a 16 year old who has taken 2 cab-cutting classes
with Kurt Patzlaff and is completely hooked. He wants to do lots more
cab-cutting and then have me set all of them! Thanks. *****diane

There is the William Holland center in North Georgia- just over the
line from NC. I’ve heard it’s great, and it is really inexpensive.
Don’t know if they’ll take teenagers unescorted by adults- . They
have a website, I know- Anne

There is William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Ga.
(just across the NC State line). They have week-long classes,
furnish room, board and instructions at a very reasonable price. The
have a website. Also, the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical
Societies sponsors a workshop at William Holland and several at Wild
Acres, Little Switzerland, NC. You must be a member of SE Fed. in
order to attend these classes.


Hi Diane, There is only one “rock shop” in Charlotte, NC, called
Lapidary Arts. While they don’t have the tons of cutting rough one
might expect from a rock shop, they do have significant training
facilities and teach classes. Charlotte also offers additional
cultural and recreational opportunities, including the Mint Museum of
Craft + Design, one of the only museums in the country dedicated to
fine crafts. A “must see” in Charlotte!

Lapidary Arts 704-537-7099 3019 Kilborne Dr Charlotte, NC

Might be worth a call to check their schedule. Hope this is of some

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)

Diane: Local clubs may have classes or members who would teach, but I
would think you would have to contact each club directly. Sometimes
active hobbiests know what nearby clubs are doing, too.

There are AFMS sponsored classes at Wild Acres in North Carolina and
also at William Holland in North Georgia, which is not that far from
NC. They offer very reasonable courses to members and most of them
are really excellent. I belive that costs are around $300 for the
week and that includes room and board. The AFMS has a website which
should be easy to find. The young man could join the local club and
be eligible. There are probably a lot of older folks involved, but
I’m sure they would be delighted to have a younger colleague and
would fall all over themselves helping a young person who can
tolerate geezers.