I am not at all familiar with how apprenticing works and would like
thoughts and suggestions from the group.
I have been designing and making sterling silver jewelry part-time
for about six years…my real job is my husband and I own a small
winery which is full-time for the two of us. I have my studio in the
back of the winery.
I would like to spend more time making jewelry and learn as much as
I can. I’ve spoken briefly with a local jeweler who I have kept in
touch with over the year’s and expressed an interest in
apprenticing. We didn’t go over any details other than I should get
back to him after the holidays and that I could start out by
observing first, then learn how to do repairs and set stones. I told
him about some of the classes I’ve taken and he also mentioned New
My question is, does a person get paid when apprenticing? I’m really
interested in working for this jeweler and I know he would be
flexible with my hours with my other business.
Holly Eve Designs