Add to the range of your skills and potential by learning how to use gem cutting machines and your flex shaft to open up the world of color and textures that gems offer. Learn how to cut, carve, and manipulate gemstones with lapidary equipment and hand tools. Instruction covers choosing rough gemstones, cutting, carving, using diamond polishing compounds. Walk away with a set of samples to take home. Open to all levels. Michael Boyd is a unique metal and stone artist who has mastered both media and brought them together in new ways. Michael’s work has been shown at top galleries and exhibitions, including SOFA and the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Visit www.michaelboyd.com.