2 Day Live Workshop: Manipulating Stones with Ryan Gardner

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
  • 0


  • Early Bird Special for Members
  • Early Bird Special Non-Members
  • This payment option will be available after Members sign in.

Registration is closed

All visitors, instructors, and students will be required to wear face masks at all times while in the building.  We encourage social distancing as much as possible and frequent hand washing.

2 Day Live Workshop

Manipulating Stones 

with Ryan Gardner



October 14-15, 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

Class Description

This class offers participants the chance to learn the techniques involved for carving stones at your bench. No large lapidary equipment required! Students will be shown a number of different diamond bits to achieve a variety of designs and textures in your stones and then how to polish those carvings. Ryan will also show students the process for creating laminations as well as the steps to create gold designs in stones such as the ones used by Ryan to create his Gold Bubble Collection for which he won a Saul Bell Design Award.

More info about Ryan Gardner

Participation in the arts was always important to me growing up. A strong arts program in high school influenced my decision to pursue a degree in the arts. I chose the arts program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio where I discovered and fell in love with metals. I was introduced to many artists, including Michael Boyd, who became an inspiration for me.

Upon graduation I apprenticed for Michael Boyd at his studio in Colorado. That experience turned into an eight year adventure that continues today. It was with Michael that I learned to work with and manipulate stone, adding a new element to my love of jewelry design.

Since being in Colorado I have started my own business, Ryan Gardner Designs. I now showcase my work in galleries across the country. I love working with combining stone and metal in new ways creating works of art for people to enjoy in their daily lives.

Workshop Artist Assistant


$350 Members

$375 Non-Members

EARLY BIRD: $300/$325 (good through Aug.31)

Materials and Supplies


-Clear stones to carve (will provide glass cabochons to practice with)  

-Shell Veneer (will also have plenty for students)

-High Grade Clear Epoxy (recommend Hxtal, will have hxtal kits available for purchase)            

-Gold or Silver Leaf



-Glass Dish with Flat Bottom

-Plastic Bags

-Sharpie Markers (Fine and Extra Fine Tips)

-Small paintbrushes


Ryan will be bring various diamond bits for students to use and will have new diamond bits available for purchase.



            Diamond bits, felt bits and powder

            Lasco Diamond Products






            His Glass Works




            Shell Veneer


            (allow time for shipping as it is coming from South Korea)

            (you can find a limited supply on amazon but it is more expensive)



MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

For any questions or additional information email:


5353 Buford HWY NE

Atlanta, GA  30340

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software