Cabochons I - Jerry Mason
Students can expect to obtain instruction in the art and technique of selecting a rough slab, orienting, marking, cutting, and polishing to obtain the best potential of the stone. Finished cabochons are used for jewelry making or for display pieces. Students will learn the care, use, cleaning, and maintenance of the equipment. Complete and detailed cleaning of the classroom at weeks end will be performed by following established guidelines posted in the classroom area. Once skill and knowledge is demonstrated by cutting ability of calibrated stones, free forms will be discussed and implemented only at the instructor's discretion. NO student will begin with free forms. THIS IS A BEGINNING CLASS. Students taking the class solely for cutting time, and/or to just obtain machine use will strictly follow beginner protocol. Each student will respect and follow these guidelines. Students must bring an Optivisor. Masks and aprons are furnished. Students are asked to bring no more than six (6) slabs of their own and must be of an appropriate thickness for cabbing (6-8mm). Questions about class or supplies should be addressed to the instructor. Cabochons I is about quality and not quantity. Fee includes a step by step instruction booklet and the first preform.