Cabochons – Buddy Shotts 

Wildacres – August 19-25, 2019

Students will learn the basics of making cabochons, this includes sawing, dopping stones, grinding, sanding and polishing finished cabochons. They will also learn to safely use and care for the equipment they use.

Lab Fee: US $10

Estimated Materials Cost: US $0-$50

Prerequisites: None

Buddy Shotts Bio –

Buddy Shotts: A self- taught cabber/faceter from Lucedale, Ms. A member of the Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Ms Gulf Coast Gem and Mineral Society, and The Mobile Rock and Gem Club, stated cabbing as a teenager on homemade equipment 62 years ago. He now teaches cabbing at Harrison County Gem and Mineral as of 2019. He has taken a class in opal cutting at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.

Students will learn to safely and properly use the cabbing equipment. Students may bring their own cabs or I will have some to sell.