We are a small, not-for-profit community club that meets to practice and promote various lapidary crafts including cabochon cutting (cabbing), faceting, beading, silver casting, and jewellery fabrication.
The club rooms are located in the rear of the Rooty Hill School of Arts, Rooty Hill NSW (entry is at the rear of building on the left-hand side). There is ample on-street parking nearby, with the Rooty Hill train station only a short walk away.
The club greatly appreciates these premises being made available to us by Blacktown Council, without their support many local community groups would face an uncertain future.
Our members work together to maintain a supportive, courteous, and safe club environment. The club generally does not offer structured training courses, rather it fosters a learning environment that encourages members to develop at their own pace. As a member club of the Gem and Lapidary Council of NSW we keep up to date with the activities of the broader lapidary community in NSW.
When not in the
workshop many of our members like to visit the various jewellery and gem shows
that are held regularly in the greater Sydney area. Some of our more energetic
members like to travel further afield to fossick for gemstones or fossils.