This year, I was so excited to have been awarded a MCACA Professional Development Mini Grant to further my education as a gemologist. Thanks to the support of MCACA and Region 10a, I was able to take gemology classes through the International School of Gemology to become a Registered Gemologist. The knowledge I gained through this experience has been invaluable to me as a jeweler and maker.
Here's a photo of me studying gemology during my downtime at our retail space at the Rust Belt Market.
Thank you so much, MCACA!
This activity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.