Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: blacksmiths in western washington
- As an aside,there is a difference between a trade apprenticeship and an
The first is a formal period of work-for-teaching that can happen in any
skilled trade. The "master" in this relationship is of no particular rank
in the SCA, but should be an acknoledged master of their trade.
The second is a formal relationship, involving teaching, with an SCA
Laurel, much like an SCA Squire is to a Knight. It also can involve being
part of someone's household, or other privledges or obligations.
If you happen to find a master blacksmith who is also a Master of the
Laurel,be sure you are both clear on which sort of apprenticeship you are
--- jerry s <archdruid9@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Roland" <mystborne@...>In Service to Lioncourt Manor and An Tir,
> > :-)
> > My question is this: Are you looking just to learn how to do
> I am looking to actually become an apprentice, not just learn a few
> > blacksmithing/swordmaking or are you looking to become an apprenctice?
> > Learning is one thing. And all you have to do is find a willing
> > teacher.
> > Apprenticeship, in the SCA, is something else. Apprenticeship in the
> > SCA (each kingdom differs slightly) is a declared formal relationship
> > between someone and a Laurel. Ussually this includes learning crafts
> > and getting guidance from that Laurel, often with some kind of return
> > from the apprentice. Often the person who becomes an apprentice wears
> > a green belt to signafy they are an apprentice. However, green belts
> > are not protected.
> > So are you looking to learn blacksmithing/swordmaking or are you
> > looking to become an apprentice?
> > Ian the Green
> > Province of Tree Girt Sea
> > Region of Midlands
> > Middle Kingdom
> > --- In email@example.com, "jerry s" <archdruid9@> wrote:
> > >
> > > are there any blacksmiths or if not, sword smiths in western
> > > washington, snohomish county area who would be looking for an
> > apprentice?
> > >
Signora Beatrice Domenici della Campana
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