Cabs 2 W/Intarsia

 Cabs 2 W/Intarsia – Paul Roberts

William Holland – June 11-17, 2017

This course is designed for those with some cabbing experience who wish to broaden their skills. Dopless cabbing of fancy shapes and freeforms (including use of the instructor’s special carving wheels and jeweler’s bit) will receive some attention although for the most of this week we will concentrate on making composite cabochons (intarsia utilizing a Genie cabbing machine and an intarsia grinder). We will also cover instructions for simple settings (wire/groove and prong-sets). Lab fee will include my basic manual, advanced instructions, and supply package plus materials for making a couple of composite cabs (additional stone available, or bring your own). Please note that this class is NOT the same as the other Cabochons II class I am offering at William Holland this year (“Fun with Jade”).

LAB FEE:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. $45

ESTIMATED MATERIALS COST:……………………………………………………………………………………… $0 – 100

PREREQUISITES: TWO CABOCOHONS 1 CLASSES OR DEMONSTRATED ABILITY

Paul Roberts Bio – 

Paul has been a rock fan since boyhood, although he did not get serious with cabbing did until his retirement sixteen years ago. His work in cabochons has been inspired by many of William Holland’s masters through various (and repeated) courses in cabochons, opals, intarsia, channel inlay and more. His pieces are displayed at the Hall House Gallery of Fine Art in Dahlonega, GA and occasional area shows and festivals. He also takes special  commissions from time to time. Eager to share his joy of working with stone, Paul has taught at William Holland for about ten years.