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Studying jewelry

Hi Everyone:

I am trying to find out what posibilities I have of studying in
Ghent, Belgium. I’m not really that interested in “formal” studies, I
would prefer learning as an apprentice. Is this possible in Europe?
How should I go about doing this? If there is anyone that has any
I would greatly appreciate it.

Krystina Fowler: An Australian living in Santiago Chile who is slowly
whithering up and dying because she can’t study what she loves…

Krystina, just a little note. You have it all wrong if you don’t
think an apprenticeship is a “formal” way of studying. And in Europe,
they take their apprentice programs very seriously. Sorry I can’t help
you more, I just wanted to forewarn you.

A. Austin

Hello Krystina,

I’m from Belgium but live in Germany.By the way it’s “Gent” and not
"Ghent".Let me know what you would like to do and I gatter some
for you.If you however would like to learn how to make
jewelry,then Germany whould be a better place.Idar Oberstein offers
lots of good jewellers who pay you for the job and after two years
you have to pass an examination in order to recieve an certificate.

Regards Pedro

Dear Pedro,

I'm really interested in this program in Germany. I'm an American

currently living in Basel right and I’m really frustrated with the
Swiss system. It’s very difficult to find a place to take short
courses or to learn new skills. My German is functional and I would
love to be more fluent. Also it has been very difficult to find a
Prakticum instead of a Lehrstelle. I would really like to spend a
month somewhere next summer taking a course. Also,do you know
anything about the Design Werkstatt summer program run by Felix
St?si? I would appreciate any

Thanks and Tch?s!!! Robyn Tanner

Regarding the Design Werkstatt summer program run by Felix St?si, I
can tell you that he is a very talented man. We went to school
together in Pforzheim a long time ago and I have heard he runs a good
program there. If anyone has his email address, please forward it as
I would like to reconnect with him.


Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street
Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-391-4179
fax: 415-391-7570