Introduction to Lapidary: Cutting and Carving Stones

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Introduction to Lapidary: Cutting and Carving Stones

Learn how to cut and polish cabochons (gemstones) in this introduction to the art of stone cutting.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 10/23/2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  2. Wed, 10/25/2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mon, 10/23/2023 - Wed, 10/25/2023

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Class, No Prerequisite

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making, Lapidary


Use various cutting and polishing tools as you learn how to cut and carve cabochons.

You're welcome to bring any stones of your own that you have questions about or want to try cutting.

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


  • No jewelry experience needed.
  • We will take one 30-minute break if you want to bring food or snacks. BARN has a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
  • Registration closes Oct. 18.


A $30 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all base materials, which will be provided.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Karin Luvaas

Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under numerous jewelry masters including Blaine Lewis, founder of New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, 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 seen at

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