Some instructors must be given an ‘evaluation exam’ on how & what
they teach to beginners in our trade. I’ve come across this many
times, some of them…(not all) are giving their students major
negative feedback. Is this permitted? I had to evaluate my setting
course in great detail on many occasions. It is not an infringement
on my privacy. but we are ‘holding the hands’ of our next up &
Just how can one teacher say “oh, you don’t need graver usage” or
"using a graver is too difficult!" This is “organic fertilizer” & you
know what I mean.
Probably then next thing ‘they’ might suggest is not to learn How to
do Gypsy Setting or maybe Princess Settings as it’s too hard to
learn. Then these teachers should be given a course in what is
expected of their students in the ‘real world of gem stone setting’.
Communication & knowledge of this glorious trade is so important to
these new students. Do you on Orchid feel the same way as I? I have a
box of resume material, it is an ever-changing style of settings I
set myself. I don’t use a resume text, I let my students see for
themselves what I have done.
Those little bright-cutting attachments I sent out to “Lori”, are a
sample of them. My setting examples speak for themselves. If a
teacher/instructor can’t do the simplest style of setting, then they
should be not allowed in any classroom. agree? Gerry Lewy