The Armory Art Center & The Florida Society of Goldsmiths have come together to offer an extremely exciting 5-day master artist workshop!

Learn how to cut and polish raw stones to create beautiful, polished cabochon stones. Students are welcome to bring material of their own along with the instructor’s selection for purchase. The class will be given instruction and demonstrations on how to cut and carve basic shapes and forms in stone, then combine metalsmithing skills to their lapidary creations. Students will explore alternative & innovative ways of joining stone with metal by drilling, riveting, layering, grooving, laminating and more!

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Michael Boyd is a nationally renowned jewelry designer, metalsmith, and lapidary artist based in Pueblo and Salida, Colorado and is a co-owner of Cultureclash Gallery in downtown Salida. Using stone as his primary medium, Michael integrates metal into rock and enjoys finding creative ways to make this concept work in materials that range from simple river rock to gemstones combined with precious metals.

“My jewelry is a compilation of standard materials and processes aimed at a progressive and innovative use of unusual, rare, and traditional materials. In the collecting and choosing of stones, I am a colorist, and while cutting the stones, I define the form and structure. Using stone as a medium my goal is to blend and integrate these materials with the metal.”

Learn more at michaelboyd.com