Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Fancy Stones
Shed your apprehension and learn to set challenging-shaped stones in this comprehensive, hands-on weekend intensive with master stone-setter Kirk Lang. Building off of Faceted Stone Setting Theory and Applications: Round Stones, this more advanced workshop will teach students how to confidently set faceted stones with pointed corners. The workshop covers three types of settings: prong, flush, and bezel and three types of stone cuts: pear, triangle, and princess. Students will learn the theory behind stone setting, gemstone characteristics, and how to make setting tools. The workshop focuses on solid demonstrations of each setting followed by practice setting stones in class. Use of tools included. Safety glasses & high magnification Optivisors are required. If students own a GRS benchmate with inside ring clamp they are strongly encouraged to bring it for use in this class. This workshop is limited to only eight students. Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Application: Round Stones or equivalent experience required including prong, flush, and heavy-walled bezel setting. (Ages 18 & up)
September 15 - 16 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Faceted Stone Setting, Theory and Application: Round Stones or equivalent experience required including prong, flush, and heavy-walled bezel setting. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $425 Materials Fee: $125 payable to the instructor
Instructor: *visiting artist* Kirk Lang
Please note our *Visiting Artist* registration & refund policy for this workshop.
Visiting artist Kirk Lang is a Seattle based Artist, Goldsmith and Educator. He holds a MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design and Penland. In addition to teaching, he has worked for 15+ years in the commercial and fine jewelry fields as a contracted fabricator, stone setter and engraver. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. Most recently, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Grant and a 4Culture Individual Project Grant. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial titled Metalmorphosis. Recurring themes in his work include time, space and mythology, in the form of wearable and interactive sculptural objects.