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Maple Ridge Lapidary Club.

Our History

Our club was chartered in 1958 with us celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2018.
The catalyst for the formation of the group being a night school program taught by Laurie Meggait. Since formation, the club has operated from a variety of locations including members garages, basements, and greenhouses. Our first permanent workshop was housed in the basement of the old ice arena. With the assistance of the municipality, the club moved to its present address on Fern Crescent adjoining the home of the artist in residence.
     We are a family-oriented arts group with members of all ages who are encouraged to explore creativity using a wide range of media..
      Club activities include:

  • Stone carving
  • Mineral collecting
  • Stone tumbling and polishing
  • Gemstone Cabochons
  • Gemstone Faceting
  • Mixed media sculpture
  • Jewellery Design & Fabrication
  • Silversmithing
  • Lost wax and other casting methods
  • Enamelling
  • Lampworking (glass) beads
  • Precious Metal Clay

 As a member group of the Arts Council we now offer classes in Silver & Metalsmithing and Soapstone carving. New programs are being developed to offer in the future.
We are a registered member of the BC Lapidary society.
Our clubhouse also features an excellent display of rocks, crystals, and minerals for public viewing. We encourage the public to drop in (Friday evenings) for a tour and view activities in progress.
  

Membership Type - Annual fees and Description (New fees as of 2018)

  • Individual (Adult: 15 & over) $ 25.00
  • Family  (Immediate family members only.)   $ 45.00
  • Shop Fees per individual $3.00 per day

The Membership Term is from January 1st - December 31st.
An application received after July 31 covers a short term from August 01. - December 31 and is a half standard fee.

Shop Hours ( as of 2018)

  • Wednesdays: 12:01pm - 9:00pm
  • Fridays: 12:01pm - 9:00pm are also family drop in nights
  • Saturdays: 9:00am - 12:00 noon

You can join our club any time, just drop in during regular shop hours or send us an e-mail for more information.

To find out more details about the club and our activities, please browse our website or visit us on facebook .. Please feel free to contact us thru the appropriate link if you have any questions or to leave a message.

 

 

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