Again, I promise to be quiet and read from the experts once this is
done, but I have a question for the pile of pros here…
I am a beginning metalsmith, and really want to continue on with it,
despite the fact that my hands are now a sliced and scarred mess and
the idea of having manicured nails is a concept I can hardly
remember. All the more reason to wear beautiful jewelry, I guess -
maybe then people won’t notice.
I’m not sure, however, whether I should continue to take classes or
whether I should look into apprenticing with someone to learn more
and refine my skills that way.
I’d like to know, what do you feel are the basic requirements an
apprentice should have? And do people even do that anymore?
I might as well add that I currently live in new york city. Your
recommendations for good curriculums/classes here would be nice, as
well. So far, I’m aware of the program at SVA and the classes at the
92nd street Y. the 92nd street Y is pretty far from me, and not a
convenience for me to get to, but if they offer good courses, then I
will make the sacrifice if I can. Also, this is a busy busy list -
please feel free to reply to me off-list.