Suzanne, you will have your hands full with this one. I haven’t
time just now, as the muse is with me for creating something
important, to go into the whole subject in depth. However, as it
takes off, I want to say that over the years I have become aware of a
great many artists, artisans and crafts people who got less than a
great formal education because they were any combination of learning
disabled, i.e., dyslectic, ADHD, for instance. However, they are
great with their hands and often quite talented creatively as well.
It seems to me that a lot of jewelers fall into that category and
are often the self taught, or slightly taught. My hope is that it
not become a subject where they will be made to feel inferior or
self-conscious. Therefore, let me be the first to say that a degree
or formal education has nothing to do with talent or a gift for
creating beautiful things, be it music or jewelry. A gifted person
would do well to choose a partner who can take care of the paperwork
and other details of business to smooth the way as they happily
create beauty whatever they do.
No Creative Blues Here.