Stone Setting Intensive

Hone your round faceted stone setting skills with one of our most popular instructors in this 5 day intensive workshop. This technical class will explore a variety of setting styles and their respective applications with a primary focus on prong, flush, bezel, channel and basic bead setting of round faceted gemstones. In addition to learning each style, this class will also cover stone setting theory, gemstone characteristics, how to make setting tools and designing with round gemstones in mind. Students should expect to leave class with 3-5 rings incorporating each of the setting styles. Basic metalworking skills such as sawing, filing and soldering are required.

All-Rounder: Stone Setting Intensive for Round Faceted Gemstones
Instructor: Kirk Lang
February 20-24, Monday – Friday, 5 days, 10:00 – 5:00
Class Fee: $850 | Tool Kit Fee: $180 -$240 (estimated)

Class format: In studio at Danaca Design

Prerequisites: Basic metalworking skills such as sawing, filing and soldering are required.

Learn more and register HERE.

Kirk Lang is a Seattle based Artist, Metalsmith and Educator. He holds a MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Jewelry & Metals. Kirk has taught regionally and nationally at the University of Washington, North Seattle College, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Danaca Design, Lillstreet Art Center and Penland. His work can be seen in such publications as MJSA Journal, 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Metalsmith Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship and Artist Trust GAP Grant. In 2014 he had a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN and in 2016 was selected to participate in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial titled Metalmorphosis. Most recently, he received a 1st place Saul Bell Design Award in the Alternative Metals/Materials category. Recurring themes in his work include time, space and mythology, in the form of wearable and interactive sculptural objects.