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Apprenticeship Article in Art Jewelry Magazine
So happy to be featured in the March 2011 issue of Art Jewelry Magazine. The article is called "The Many Faces of the Modern Apprenticeship". Kristen Sutter did a great job profiling four types of apprenticeships and I was interviewed for the traditional perspective. Like I say on this site, an apprenticeship is simply about two people exchanging skills. Is an apprenticeship right for you? Check out the article! ...

1/31/2011 12:50 pm  Read More  


The Origins of the Master - Apprentice Relationship
Thanks to Anne Majusiak for passing along this wonderful  note from Robert Genn. Take a moment to check it out, it's a bit about the history of the master/apprentice dynamic. Things are very different and fast paced now, so its good to get an understanding of where all this comes from. ...

7/15/2010 11:54 am  Read More  


Making the most of your profile
Your profile is an opportunity. It's important to make the most of it. We've already reached 50 members and the site is going to keep growing. How do you stand out? Photos (of you or your work or your studio - or all of the above) are the first step, as a picture is worth 1000 words! The "Skils to Offer" section and the "Description about you and what you're looking for in an apprenticeship" section are also very important. Having those areas filled out will prevent a lot of back and forth between two people that might not be compatible and will really point those that are compatible in the right direction. While it's not crucial to fill out all of the info in your profile, your location state is key. So put your best foot forward and fill out your profile. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. ...

6/04/2010 11:38 am  Read More  


Some Examples of how Mentors and Apprentices can help one another...
Mentors can teach apprentices their skills and offer them the use of their tools and/or studio space. They can give advice on how to run and grow a business, whether it's through teaching or through selling their work - or both. They can offer materials and help with networking. Mentors can teach how to be disciplined, offer support and give critiques.Nowadays, most young folk are internet and computer savvy. Apprentices could potentially help by: keeping track of sales on the computer, selling directly online, marketing and advertising on the web (websites, blogs, social networking), graphic design (business cards, portfolios, catalogs), photography. It might just help to have an extra hand at craft shows or teaching. Or more traditional studio help: production work, doing 'finishing' work, tagging work and readying it for sale, shipping, data entry, organizing and cleaning. ...

5/26/2010 12:34 pm  Read More