Welcome to the Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club
The Scottish Mineral & Lapidary Club has been running since 1958 and centres around our own workshop, dedicated to the crafts of Lapidary, Faceting and Silversmithing.
The Club has revived and fostered one of the traditional crafts of Scotland as well as providing a workshop and meeting place, such as was once an integral part of life in the Edinburgh closes. As the name suggests the Club is not solely a mineral or lapidary club but an amalgamation of a majority of sciences and crafts associated with rocks.
During the 19th Century Edinburgh was a thriving centre of the lapidary and jewellery trades, turning out high quality ‘pebble jewellery’ from a ready supply of ‘Scotch pebbles’ or agates and Cairngorm stones. The First Lapidary Club in the UK, our aim is to carry on the Scottish lapidary tradition.
New Lapidary Course dates for 2019
**Please note that our October 2018 and January 2019 courses are fully booked**
The next available course will take place on:
Thursday 4th April 2019 from 7pm – 10pm
Sat 6th April 2019 from 10am – 4pm
Sun 7th April 2019 from 10am – 4pm.
More details on how to apply can be found here: Lapidary Courses
If you would like to learn the traditional crafts of Lapidary and Silverwork or have an interest in Rocks and Minerals and would like to know more about membership click here or to enquire about our basic lapidary course click here.
Diary dates for Autum / Winter 2018
The intention is to continue with fortnightly saturday openings from the 9th June. Finding duty members throughout the Summer can be difficult so please check the club calendar for confirmed dates.
SM&LC At Home 2018
The annual club ‘At Home’ event will take place on the 3rd of November. The event will take on a slightly different format this year and will only be open on one day, Saturday. More information to follow, see club notices.
Since 1958 The Club’s main object has been to encourage an interest in natural minerals and in the crafts and craftsmanship related to them.
Membership is open to all and includes a full course of instruction by our very experienced members. We offer Full, Junior and Associate membership.
Gallery of Work
Many different skills are practiced at the Club but the main work is carried out in 3 distinct areas: Lapidary, Faceting and Silverwork. See more of our members work.
We are always keen to hear from members of the public or visitors who would like to know more about what we do. We will always try to help or better direct your enquiry.