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GemWorld50 Demonstrators

by Web Master last modified May 15, 2016 10:19 PM
Talented folks who generously give of their time to show us different aspects of our hobby

We know you will enjoy visiting with these GMSS members and friends working with rock, gem and stone materials. Each has his/her own booth on the main floor and will be demonstrating and displaying both days of the show.

Linda Boronczyk – GMSS Club Member - Whimsical Wire Designs

Linda will demonstrate wire wrapping which is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry. Wire wrapping components (stones, beads, etc) are connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Her designs have won several awards at the New York State Fair. Currently, she spends many hours in her jewelry studio creating unusual one-of-a-kind designs.

Sandy Cline

Sandy comes to us from Ontario, Canada. His soapstone carvings are collected worldwide. He draws inspiration from his lifelong experience of closeness to nature and imbues his subjects with the life force he observes. - for more info http://www.soapstonesculpture.com/

Tom Huff

Tom, a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy, is a well known stone sculptor working in a variety of stones, styles, and themes - both traditional and contemporary. He also creates mixed media/found object sculpture. He addresses the current situation of Native Americans mixing cultural, stereotypical, political and autobiographical elements. - for more info http://www.nativerootsartistsguild.com/Carving/Tom-Huff.aspx

Dana Klein – President, Genesee County Flint Knappers Association

Dana is a flintknapper (makes stone tools, knives, arrowheads, spear heads). Transport yourself to one of the earliest times of man in his quest for self-sufficiency. - for more info http://gvknappers.tripod.com/

Jim Redden

Jim will “play with fire” and show how to create hand made glass beads for Shelden studios. It is fascinating to watch the technique, which hints at the metamorphic processes of evolution for basic elements in the earth’s crust.

John Sweeney, President GMSS

John is a professional lapidary (cuts, polishes, and engraves gems) and a teacher of lapidary skills. John has been a BOCES lapidary instructor for the last 9 years and his classes area always full. He will be demonstrating his skill using lapidary equipment and tools to turn plain stone into beautiful specimens.