Gemstone cutting with Alexander Friedrich

Workshop  /  Making   Technics  /  12 Aug 2019  -  23 Aug 2019
Published: 20.04.2019
Gemstone cutting with Alexander Friedrich.
Hochschule Trier
Tabea Reulecke
DEADLINE: 13/05/2019

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The workshop will give you an introduction to the lapidary technique. In the foreground is a practical understanding of various processing techniques including cutting and faceting of precious stones. You will also learn how to saw, drill and engrave stone.
We will start with a general introduction to the theory of the craft and gemology. We will visit local stone dealers where everyone can buy their own raw stones, which we will use for our practical work. Open conversations within the group will help us to share our experiences and to push ideas forward. The aim of the course is to get a general insight of this special technique and to combine these new skills with your own designs.

Fascinating gemstone: cut - grind - polish.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
cutting, grinding and polishing tools, 
some basic stones (if you need more as supplied or like to work with more precious material you will be able to buy it during the workshop).

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant: 
rubber boots, working cloths and safety glasses

Course details:
Date 1: 12th of August - 16th of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
Date 2: 19th of August - 23rd of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs 
Participants: min./ max. 6 
Language: English and German

1 workshop = 625 € (students 475 €*)
2 workshops = 1100 € (students 800 €*)
*exception: CUT, GRIND, POLISH with Alexander Friedrich

The workshop fee covers the cost of:
- Participation in a course with instruction by a qualified artist.
- Use of studio and equipment during class hours.
- Attendance at various in-house events organised by the International Summer Academy 2018.

It does not cover the cost of necessary materials or excursions, travel or accommodation costs.

After registration you will receive 3 e-mails:
- Confirmation of your online-registration (please check your issued data)
- Your invoice (within 14 days) and details of our bank account - payment is due within 2 weeks     after the date of the invoice (in case of delayed payment, your reserved place will go to the next applicant)
- After payment of the invoice, your reservation will be confirmed (within 14 days).

Courses may be booked only for their full duration.

In case of cancellation by the applicant:
- must be within more than 28 days before the beginning of the workshop, 30 percent of the workshop fee will be retained to cover processing costs. A refund of the course fee is possible only in cases of proven emergency* (illness, accident, death in the family). 

After a course has begun there is no refund.
* In cases of force majeure, cancellation should be notified immediately, with written proof of the reasons for cancellation. Other reasons (dissatisfaction, programme changes) do not entitle a refund.

The International Summer Academy 2019 is not liable for accidents, theft or any kind of damage which take place during the course. The participant is advised to provide personal health, travel and liability insurance.

Security measures:
Applicants must be aware that allergenic substances, such as oil-paints may be used in classes. Every attendant must be responsible for their own health needs.
Entrance to the International Summer Academy premises is restricted to participants, teachers and members of ISA staff. Other visitors have access to classes only after checking in at the office and must be accompanied by ISA staff. Exceptions to having visitors are during the open-house presentations.


Alexander Friedrich
Cut stone by Alexander Friedrich, teacher of the gemstone cutting workshop at Campus Idar-Oberstein..
Cut stone by Alexander Friedrich, teacher of the gemstone cutting workshop at Campus Idar-Oberstein.

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