We have one of the larger club Lapidary workshops available to our members as well as first time non-members interested in joining our club. It is equipped with all the equipment required to slab rocks and minerals, to cut out your desired shapes and to polish your creations to a fantastic cabochon.
Our knowledgeable instructors can get you started and guide you through-out the process so you can turn your found minerals or purchased minerals into beautiful Cabochon’s. There are also several specialty workshops held throughout the year in things like silver work, bronze work, jewellery making etc.
If you have ever been interested in turning your mineral finds into something you will be proud to have and own please come out to our workshop, first visit is always free and includes a material to get started on.
Fee for workshop is $12.00 per session, please respect other people who wish to use the machines and do not tie them up if someone is waiting. We have a sign in and sign out sheet at the door please remember to do so and pay the instructor when first arriving, we are investigating a debit option and hope to have it up and running very soon. Existing punch cards will of course continue to be honored but no new cards will be issued going forward.
Our workshop is also operating under Covid-19 protocols now so please take the time to read our Covid-19 policy.
Also, we do welcome the younger members as long as they are strictly supervised by a guardian, please see our junior member acknowledgement and if you wish your child to participate in using the workshop please sign and hand in to the instructor when you first arrive. Guardian’s may not be required to supervise from ages 16 to 19 depending on the instructors and the guardian’s satisfaction they understand the safety issues of running the machines. Ages 8 to 16 will require a guardians supervision while operating or being around the machines at all times.
SEE THE BLMS COVID POLICY TAB, READ PRIOR TO ATTENDING ANY SESSION AT WORKSHOP.
Please also see the Junior Acknowledgment Form under tab.
If you have children participating in activities at the work shop or on one of our or the CCFMS fieldtrips you must sign and provide this form to the workshop instructor or the Fieldtrip organizer. Please note some field trips, such as those to quarry's, must adhere to the hosts requirements which often has an age limit for participants. Members will be informed of age restrictions prior to any event or field trip.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR WORKSHOP - NOTE SHOP WILL BE MOVING OCTOBER 31ST CHECK HERE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION
Workshop—125 Stanley St. Unit 5 Brantford Ontario
West off of Wayne Gretzky Pkwy onto Elgin St.
West on Elgin to Stanley St.
Turn left onto Stanley Street
Intersection of Stanley and Grey St.
Small strip plaza on left, look for Manny’s on the corner
Around back unit 5 is the Workshop see Rita or Brad or one of the Instructors to sign in.