[Workshop] Integrating Stone and Metal

Florida Society Of Goldsmiths - Modern Masters Workshop - Wildacres,
North Carolina - Oct. 26 - Nov 1, 2009

Michael Boyd - Integrating Stone and Metal

Prerequisite: Fabrication and basic stone setting skills. Learn how
to design with stone. Class will cover basic lapidary techniques to
better integrate stones into your metal work. This will involve
cutting and polishing stones along with how to drill holes in stones,
carve grooves and channels, glues, and laminations. We will also
explore various metal fabrications you will need to set the stones
you have cut. This workshop will cover some basic design and how to
use color.

FSG is again offering a workshop in the vein of Revere Academy East;
the guest instructor’s advanced class was always the most popular -
now we are offering you a choice of those advanced classes from
modern masters in the field!

Come join us this fall and watch the color of the leaves change as
you approach from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is only a days drive
from several states (Ohio, mid-Florida, etc).

OCTOBER 26 beginning with dinner - NOVEMBER 1, 2009 ending with

Classes on Oct. 27 - Oct. 31st, 2009. All workshops are 5 day class.
The workshop fee is $900. This fee covers: Tuition for 5 days of
classes; Lodging for 6 nights; 17 Meals; Gratuities; as well as
membership in FSG. Material & Lab fees are additional and include the
specialized materials and other consumable materials required for the
projects. See www.FSG4U.com for all the details.

Questions may be emailed to Jean Marie DeSpiegler offline.

Jean Marie DeSpiegler
Executive Director
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
(727) 822-7872 x28

Michael Boyd is teaching a comprehensive workshop on his unique
fabrication techniques in Denver, Colorado, June 3 through June 7,

Check out the Jewelry Making Library article:

I have no hesitation recommending Michael’s classes:


Sandra A. Grotewohl