Intro to Lapidary: Cutting and Carving Stones

  • Saturday, October 01, 2022
  • Sunday, October 02, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, October 01, 2022, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 02, 2022, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE100122KL
  • 0


  • $254 + $30 materials fee
  • $195 + $30 materials fee

Registration is closed

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

Learn how to cut and polish cabochons from rough, using various cutting and polishing equipment in the process. All base materials will be provided.

Students are welcome to bring any stones of their own that they have questions about or want to try cutting.

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


  • Level: Beginner and beyond. No jewelry experience needed for this class. 
  • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
  • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. Please learn about BARN's Companion Program here for those who might need physical assistance here.


Karin Lee Luvaas is a local Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture, Karin 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, California.  Karin is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.

Contact: [email protected]

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