You haven't received allot of responses for your search.
I feel I may understand your situation through my own experience,
being a goldsmith-artist a foreigner living in Asia. And I thought
that perhaps we could do something together in the future.
I have a small studio in Pune India, But I'm now looking for another
place to live and work. But don't know where. You can see some of my
[older] work at http://www.akashjewels.com [my apology, this site
has to be remade and new work put into it, but I haven't got it
Atty, I'm looking for someone to work with. I'm definitely not
qualified to take on an apprentice. I too wish to find a master
goldsmith to learn from.
You seems to have study in some fancy places. And likely knows much
that I don't. yes we are currently not in the same country but
perhaps there may be possibilities in the future.
This is also a sort of an Orchid introduction, long overdue.
I grow up in Israel, but have been living in India for many years.
here I started working as a goldsmith, learning alone, slowly without
even a book for the first few years. There was no money to go and
study. But in my case, it feels like a past life Karma that has to be
completed. And somehow my hands often seemed to know how to use the
tools, and what to do.
Now after 12 years I have a small studio with some nice tools and
still no money. Some people think I'm very good and my work unique.
some wait for a long time to have a ring made with me. But I know I'm
one of the slowest goldsmith in the world, and my self taught skills
won't get me any decent employment in a western country.
It feels like the beauty that has to be expressed through the
jewellery hasn't been really touched yet.
There is so much jewellery made around here, Yet it is either the
[beautiful and vast] traditional Indian jewellery, or the expansive
diamond and gold stuff copied from western catalogues. Or the
jewellery that other foreigners design and get made with local
jewellers. But in all these years, I came to know of only one other
foreigner goldsmith down in Goa.
If you want to contact me off line, the phone is 00919326038734
Love and Light