Join us for our monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) starting at 7:30 at the Workshop in Meadow Mill. Non-members are always welcome! Check out the"Meeting Schedule" Tab for meeting dates and Presenters.

Guild Workshop Location:
Meadow Mill
3600 Clipper Mill Road #116, Baltimore, MD 21211

Classes are also located in the Meadow Mill Workshop in Baltimore City, and our annual Gem Show is typically held in Howard County, Maryland.
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Master Lapidarist Gordon Hanna to Speak September 2nd.


Gordon Hanna is a master cabochon cutter as well as an excellent wood worker and wooden duck carver. In his “former life” he taught wood shop for the Anne Arundel County Schools and it was while in that position that he constructed the show cases that we use at our show each year.


He and wife Peggy joined the Guild in 1967. At that time he had a part-time mineral business and was one of the dealers at our show, al­most always earning kudos for having the most attractive display. He later switched the focus of his busines to cutting cabochons and selling slabs. He doesn’t do many shows, but with his brother Dave, always does ours and that of the Montgomery Co. club in Gaithersburg each year. His booth is still one of the most attractive at these shows - and one of the busiest!


Gordon will talk to us this month about cutting some of the more difficult materials -- materials that contain hard and soft spots, vugs, those that are dif­ficult to polish etc. He’ll also share with us some of the tricks in perfecting that perfect cab from these materials.


Got a question? Ask Gordon during the meeting. Got a difficult to cut slab? Bring it to the meeting and show it to Gordon. He’s sure to give you suggestions on how to cut and polish the material.


Winter Weather Notes

If Baltimore County schools cancel their evening activity our meeting will be canceled. You can obtain this information by tuning to WBAL radio (1090 AM) or most TV stations. You can usually also find the information at We'll also try to put out a notice via the Guild's Yahoo Group email list. 

Should a workshop class need to be cancelled, students enrolled in the class will be notified directly by the instructor.