I knew when this topic came up that I had a reference to
mention, and I just found it. This one of my favorite subjects,
and in fact, wrote my masters thesis on the art of
apprenticeship in gold and silversmithing, many years ago.
There was a book written on this, “Apprenticeship in Craft”, by
Gerry Williams, Daniel Clark Books, written as an NEA project.
It is a great little book discussing this topic, and I remember
getting my copy directly from Mr. Williams. If interested,
email me for the address.
Gail Selig, G.G., M.Ed.