In this lecture, Fati Genese will guide you in developing a deeper understanding of jewelry arts, such as lapidary and inlay. 

Whether you would like to begin a career in jewelry or just want to stoke your curiosity, this class will help you better understand how to work with raw materials, how to source ethically, how to utilize your resources to your full advantage, and so much more! Let me personally share with you what I've learned on my journey thus far. 

This is a great opportunity to see jewelry making through a brand new lens. Each student will receive a free resource and reference booklet to take notes in and bring home.

Note: Use of machinery will not be part of this class. Bring your questions, your curiosities, and your creative minds. I can not wait to teach you! SEE YOU THERE!


Dates and hours: Wed March 27th 7pm-8:30pm

Class: Demystifying Lapidary & Inlay

Instructor: Fati Gense Fleming

Focus: various lapidary + Inlay techniques and process, machinery, industry terminology, sourcing supplies, production, the jewelry community, safety, stone grading, and design.

Venue: Warehouse 416

Address: 416 26th St, Oakland, CA

Time: 7pm-8:30pm 




About the teacher:

Fati Genese grew up in the redwoods of Humboldt County, discovering her passion for jewelry and sculpture during high school. She continued her studies at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, moving to San Francisco in 1999 to attend the Academy of Art San Francisco.­­

From 2012-2015, Fati apprenticed under a Bay Area goldsmith, learning to fabricate high-end engagement jewelry and deepen her fascination with precious stones and metals.

In the winter of 2015, Fati joined an annual advanced jewelry intensive in Northern New Mexico, learning Lapidary and stone inlay inspired by traditional Northern New Mexican design and technique.

In 2016-2017, Fati was a resident showroom artist at the popular art gallery, Warehouse 416.


Based out of Oakland, California, SEA PONY COUTURE is a fine jewelry collection known for it’s sleek yet bold style. Combining ethically sourced precious metals with in-house stonework, SEA PONY COUTURE is #jewelryforbadasses. Fati’s work includes rings, necklaces, and earrings perfect for everyday wear, engagement rings and other original pieces. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia and other publications. Fati currently designs and operates in Oakland, California. Find out more at