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. 

Alison is a proud member of the Mt. Hood Rock Club in Portland, Oregon where she learned to cut stones from members Susie and Deb (RIP) in 2014. It changed her life! 

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