McCall, known as Rocky to his friends, is a Northwest native. His family
came to Washington when it was still a territory. He has spent most of his
life collecting and working with rocks. He especially likes working with
materials from the northwest. His skill, level of artistry, and love of
nature can be seen in every aspect of his work.
enjoys sharing his knowledge with others and has taught classes and held
demonstrations for many of the surrounding area Rock and Gem Clubs. He is
currently teaching classes at the Stillaguamish Senior Center. These classes
are planned to run through the fall, winter and spring of the year.
has been listed in The Lapidary Journal and nominated for the Lapidary Hall
of Fame. He has published a book on Intarsia called Intarsia, Or How To
Put It All Together. He has served as President of the Northwest Federation
of Mineralogical Society and also on the Board of Directors of the American
Federation of Mineralogical Society, and at this time is Vice President
of the American Federation
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work has won him the Sweepstakes and Masters Awards from the Northwest Federation
of Mineralogical Societies in 1993 and again in 1998. In 1999 he received
the American Masters Award from the American Federation and Mineralogical
Society in Nashville Tennessee, and was then invited to display in New Carrollton
at the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian. At which time he was awarded
the first place American Masters Trophy for Jewelry Intarsia. In 2000 the
American Federation asks him to write judging rules for Intarsia Jewelry.
These were accepted in Arlington Texas in 2001 and went into the rule book
in 2002. In January 2005 he received International recognition in the ROCK
& GEM Magazine. For 2006 - 2007 he held office as Vice President of
the American Federation of Mineralogical Society. At present he is judging
register for the N.W. and on the American rules and awards committee.
goal is to demonstrate, teach, and show his work. He hopes to encourage
others to revive the art of Intarsia.
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