Gemstone carving

Gemstone carving – not rocket science

The workshop will be focused on jewellery-scale stone carving using flex shaft and hand tools as well on how to set up an affordable workshop so that the participants can continue working in their own studios or even in their homes.

We'll learn how to cut stones;  quickly remove large amounts of material;  how to shape stones into soft and roundish or more complicated angular forms and how to smooth their surface step by step until either polished or matte finish is achieved.
During the workshop, we will make tools, work with different materials, discuss progress made along with the failures;  both in the group and individually.

WORKS BY Julia-Maria Künnap

Course details

  • date: 15th of August - 19th of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
  • participants: min. 6 / max. 9
  • language: English / Estonian
  • engraving hand-machines will be provided
  • there are extra costs for:
    • using and making of (your own) tools 50-75€ - according to need or use;
    • basic stones 25-30€ (further material is available for sale). 


Julia-Maria Künnap

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