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AOS Workshop

The American Opal Society’s workshop is open at Ball Jr. High School every Monday from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. 

Instruction will be given in cutting opal, wax models, lost-wax casting, fabrication, and setting stones.  The workshop will furnish machines to cut and polish stones as well as a centrifuge for casting and a kiln for burnout. You will need to furnish other equipment you wish to use.  Please bring a roll of PAPER TOWELS with you for clean-up as the room is a science lab and needs to be kept spotless.

To attend, membership in the American Opal Society is a must due to insurance.  Guests can join at the workshop.  A nightly fee of $2 is asked to help keep the equipment in good running condition.

Our thanks to Pete Goetz and the Anaheim Union High School District for the use of this classroom for our workshop!

Ball Jr. High School is located at 1500 W. Ball Road in Anaheim, California 92802.  This is between Euclid Ave. and Harbor Blvd.  If you are traveling east on Ball Rd. the parking lot entrance you need to use is just before the railroad tracks.  If you are traveling west, the lot is just after the railroad tracks.  Room 37 is in the center of the campus.

For directions, use this link.

Workshop Rules in effect:

  1. Shop may only be used by AOS members (insurance constraint).  Attendees can join at the shop.

  2. Shop users must sign in and sign a liability waiver.  Shop supervisor will maintain sign-in list and collect usage fees.

  3. Shop usage fees: $2.00 per person per evening.

For more information please contact:

Pete Goetz e-mail at mpg1022 _at_ aol _dot_ com , Phone at (714) 345-1449