The life of an Apprentice: Merchant & Makers
Eric Chevallier apprentice to Master Metal-Smith Yasuhiro Hirakawa of Sasuke Smith
Ever wondered what it would be like to be an apprentice? Maybe you’ve fantasized about an alternate universe where you devoted every working minute to the perfection of your craft. For a small number of young, mostly untrained aspirants, apprenticeship offers a life that most people only dream about. Complete with toil, hardship and rare moments of glory, being an apprentice is a truly unique experience. But this professional exchange between Master and Apprentice is still widely misunderstood. Part of the mystery comes from the simple fact that many of the greatest workshops in the world are closed to the public.
Recently I partnered with Merchant and Maker’s based out of the UK. They interview Masters and Apprentices who want to share behind the scenes accounts of their journeys to fulfillment. Head over to their site to read the full interview and see some of the unpublished pictures from my project Lost Ceremony.