Our club offers shop time to its members at a cost of
$3.00 per hour or any part of the hour. Classes are open shop with
a monitor to provide assistance as needed.
In cabbing, participants will learn the basics of cutting, forming, and
polishing a simple cabochon.
Faceting is the art of cutting and polishing angled faces on a gemstone;
this class is at a cost of $65.00 and the student will cut and polish
one round brilliant stone.
Wire wrapping basic class allows you to set precious and semi-precious
gemstones into simple metal frameworks made out of copper, silver, gold,
and other materials.
Silversmithing class is to help with foundational silversmithing skills
and finishing suitable for the novice or those with limited experience.
Wax casting is a $50.00 class which includes one 3 inch flask, in two
sessions, which involve investing spruced trees in preparation for the
burnout process and then melting and pouring into the remaining cavity
to produce the cast pieces. Finishing of the cast pieces is minimal and
participants are encouraged to attend the Silversmithing Lab if they
wish help in this last stage.
CLUBHOUSE PROTOCOL DUE TO COVID
We sincerely hope that all of our members have been staying safe during
this most stressful time. Due to the continuing pandemic and County
guidelines for COVID-19, the SGAMS Board of Directors made the decision
to provide shop time, however, to protect our members and our moderators
the number of members allowed in our shops at any time has been limited.
Cab Shop reopening guidelines.
Interested participants must contact the Moderator by the stated
deadline for the day they wish to attend. Please be advised that you
must be scheduled for your shop time. If you do not receive permission
from your moderator, please do not just show up, for you will be turned
away. We must ensure adequate social distancing so only a few members at
a time being permitted to attend the Cab Shop session. The moderators
will rotate individuals so everyone gets a chance for shop time. We ask
for your patience as we develop a schedule that works for everyone.
Silver Smithing Students
For Silver Smithing Students our rules will be similar to the above. Joe
Cooper will provide two days each week Tuesday 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. and
Saturday from Noon till 4 p.m..; because of the limited space in the
silver room, only two students will be allowed at each work sessions.
Joe will send me notification of class times, and when I send the email
blast, his email will be included for you to contact him directly—this
also applies to Casting Classes.
• You must wear a face covering (mask) at all times during shop time or
are within 6 feet of other members.
• As always you are required to clean up all the equipment that you use.
• If you are scheduled for a shop session or class, (please, please,
attend if you are feeling 100% well. If you feel the slightest bit
advise your moderator and stay home. We will all thank you for
our moderators and fellow members.
SGAMS Corresponding Secretary