Play with your Stones

October 6 - October 8, 2023

Play with your Stones


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $515
Material Fee: $100

In this workshop, you will be encouraged to imagine a world of new possibilities in stone. While large lapidary equipment can feel out of reach, together we’ll discuss creative interventions in stone using just a flex shaft and hand techniques. You will learn to drill, carve, modify, polish, and even repair stones. Alongside carving, we’ll also cover unusual settings and layering stones. Come prepared to experiment and focus on technique rather than finished projects, and by the end of the class you’ll have an exciting new skill set to weave into your own style. Using tools available at a typical bench, we’ll explore our creativity in color. Participants should be comfortable with a torch and have some basic bezel setting knowledge.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


Registration for this workshop has been closed.


Ope Omojola

For Ope Omojola, Octave Jewelry was the natural outcome of a lifelong creative practice prioritizing materiality, color, and movement. A student of Anthropology, Ope first picked up a soldering torch at a weeknight class at the 92nd Street Y. Years of independent experimentation and exploration led to Octave’s signature style, creating jewelry that speaks to personal style, history, and sentimentality. Born in Nigeria, Ope lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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