Alison Jean Cole
Alison Jean Cole is a geology enthusiast and artist based in Portland, Oregon. She travels all over the western deserts in search of material to use in her craft and picks up a lot of material from all over the world at gem shows, too. There is a special place in her heart for colorful rocks.
Alison is a one woman show, making slabs from large chunks of rock on a slab slaw, and then trimming those into smaller pieces on a trim saw. She uses a special grinding wheel called a flat lap to work each piece into its desired shape.