Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 9200 W. 10th Ave, Lakewood,
February Presentation: Modern Jade Culture, by Craig
Culture: the passion, collections, and industry
of people involving jade as a part of their lives.
Jade culture has been important in China for over
22,000 years, and has also been a part of culture
in North and Central America for at least 5,000 years.
Today, a Modern Jade Culture is alive and growing
in many countries with active mining, commerce, and
flourishing carving communities. Please join Craig
at the February CMS meeting to hear his presentation
on the details of Modern Jade Culture. The talk will
cover mineralogy, mining, history, techniques used
for carving, and many stories of the people in the
Modern Jade Culture. He will bring some examples of
fine jade and artwork from around the world.
Hazelton visiting the Nephripod in
the garden of the Oakland Museum, California;
a 9,000-pound nephrite jade boulder that was lifted
from the ocean floor off the coast of Big Sur
by an amateur group of jade divers in 1971, led
by the late Don Wobber, the mining operation was
a legendary 6-month adventure.
guests and visitors are always welcome!