Are you passionate about gemstones but frustrated that all the stones you see are cut in shapes that don’t fit your work? Are you tired of the same old oval cabs and round brilliants? Are you ready to retake control of your own designs? Sign up for this inspirational workshop and learn how to design using stone as a medium–not only an accessory! Watch step-by-step demonstrations on how to cut and polish basic shapes and forms in stone. Then, combining metal work with lapidary, explore alternative, innovative ways of joining stone with metal by piercing, drilling, riveting, layering, grooving, laminating, tabbing, trapping and more. You may complete several projects, leading you to the next level of accomplishment. Prerequisite: Fabrication 1 or experience. 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 plus five permanent public art installations in Ohio and California. Visit www.michaelboyd.com.