ADIRONDACK ROCK CREATIONS BY JOYCE RIEDINGER

My interest in the beauty of our Grenville and Cambrian rocks began in the early 1980s when I first saw a picture of a rock window done by Dr. Vincent J. Schaefer of Schenectady, NY.

I immediately researched lapidary saws and purchased one with an 18 inch diamond blade. After cutting my first rock, I rushed to the library to find out what it was, why it was patterned in such a way, and when and where it was formed. The wide variety of colors and patterns, and the record of ancient events soon to be revealed, was a source of great pleasure for me.

I continued to slice rocks throughout the 1980s. Peter (Pete) Schaefer, son of Carl Schaefer, nephew of Vincent Schaefer, displayed my work at the Wilderness Lodge which he ran in Indian Lake. Most of my lamps and panels were purchased at that time through my business called Translucents.

Because of ongoing health issues connected with the use of cutting oils and epoxy, I gave it up, and around 1993-94 gave my lapidary saw with diamond blade to Carl Schaefer.


Above: Joyce at home choosing rock to slice . . . Joyce picking rock to carry home

See pdf file re: Ancient Rocks of the Adirondacks . . . See scan: Lapidary saw showing oil sludge mess

SMALL SELECTION OF THE MANY LAMPS & PANELS THAT I CREATED IN THE 80s.