While the education of the public is in the hands of the galleries, the education of the goldsmiths is the domain of the metalsmith teachers. Although a number of the goldsmiths best known in the field carved out a road to success through experimentation, trial and error, and the occasional workshop, an equal number came up through a more formal educational system. Partly because the field is still quite young, a rather small number of teachers has played a significant role in setting standards, guiding artistic inspiration, and giving the students the necessary technical base to carry out their ideas and find their own voices.
KeywordsGold Wire Teaching Position Sterling Silver Formal Educational System Gold Piece
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