Salt Lake Community College students are creating pieces of art through the Lapidary Jewelry Club; a creative space for jewelry artists of all styles and skill levels to congregate.
The Lapidary Jewelry Club focuses on the creation of high quality, wearable works of art. Students expand their knowledge and creativity as well as gain an artistic perspective from the small community of artists who participate including Brian Baity, the club’s president.
“The goal is to help jewelry artists hone their talents outside of class time,” says Baity. “We want to help students express themselves.”
The club helps students learn how to advertise their talent and market themselves as artists. Club members learn how to price their art as well as create a multitude of pieces that they will be able to showcase.
According to Baity, the jewelry club is looking to hold a student art show to exhibit the brilliant and skillful works of SLCC jewelry students.
Baity strives to help student artists to gain self-confidence, something that is seen by many as a necessity for aspiring artists.
The Lapidary Jewelry Club also endeavors to help others in the community. The club successfully raised money for Anna Beninati, a Salt Lake native whose dream is to compete in the Paralympics for alpine skiing.
The club helps set a strong moral foundation by enriching students’ lives through working as a creative community, as well as enriching other’s lives by the club’s dedicated charity. The club allows students to build strong foundations within the community, the school and with others.
Lapidary Jewelry Club is for people who want to express their creativity through a unique medium and who have some previous experience with jewelry making.
Whether students are beginners or experts, prefer soldering or riveting, Lapidary Jewelry Club can help sharpen abilities and create works of art to be proud of for years.