Dan Cassetta – lapidary and jeweler

Artist’s Statement:

I began cultivating a new passion later in life with lapidary and jewelry making. I have always been interested in the natural world and made a living doing what I loved: living art in the form of landscaping.
In the 1970’s I was introduced to stone cutting and various types of stone and rock art. This aligned with my interest in minerals, fossils and the natural world. Years later, I began taking lapidary classes and  made the natural progression to jewelry making. I have learned my craft through Yavapai College. It makes me happy to create and share with others.