Intro to Lapidary: Cutting and Carving Stones

  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Friday, March 31, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:00 AM 2:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday, March 31, 2023, 9:00 AM 2:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE032423KL
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  • $254 Tuition+ $30 Materials Fee
  • $195 Tuition + $30 Materials Fee

    Registration closes March 22nd

Registration is closed

This two-session class will introduce you to the art of stone cutting.

About this Class

Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process.

Students are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting. All base materials will be provided.

Completion of this introductory class gains you access to open studio time to use the lapidary equipment. This class also is the prerequisite for all intermediate lapidary classes.


  • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed
  • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/snacks. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.

Class Policies


Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with an art degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under acclaimed jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin also is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Her current work can be viewed at


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