Paul has been a rock fan since boyhood and a serious lapidary for over twenty years. In Dahlonega (Cherokee for gold) he has offered a variety of classes ranging from basketry to wire wrap and chain maille and has also enjoyed introducing children to geology and Native American lore and history. Paul began teaching introductory silversmithing with his wife Florence at William Holland in about 2003 but soon switched over to the crafting of beautiful cabochons. His work with the pretty rocks has been inspired by many of William Hollands masters through various (and repeated) courses in cabochons, opals, intarsia, channel inlay, etc. His finished jewelry pieces are currently displayed and sold primarily through the Bleu Gallery, 94 Public Square North in Dahlonega, GA. He also takes special commissions from time to time and is eager to share his joy of working with stone.