Instructor for Opals II
at William Holland
Cheryl Kasper grew up in a rockhounding family and first took faceting at Wildacres when she was fifteen. At William Holland, she has taken silversmithing, gem identification, soapstone carving, Lampwork beads, beading, stained glass, casting, chains and opals. Following in her fathers footsteps, Cheryl has a passion for this mysterious and exciting stone. She has been working with opal since about 2001. A true opalholic (and a Libra), she went to the Australian outback in 2007 to mine for opals in Cooper Pedy and Lightning Ridge where she studied opal carving from Daniela LAbbate. She specializes in black opal and fossilized opal.