Handing on by apprenticeships
The essence of what we do needs to be kept alive and handed on. Many cultural messages and words that are unspoken as well as carved in stone are passed on. And of course a strict discipline of work.
Training in the workshop is vital. It is good to be a lettercutter, we do want the understanding and skill to survive. Apprentices are taken on for three years to learn within the fertile workshop environment.
By example, the Workshop urges people to be creative in their lives. We can control much, we cannot control when life is taken away - that remains a mystery beyond us. But we can preserve, re-create, appreciate and celebrate that which we value. Lettercutters hand on many messages, physical and spiritual.
See also, Apprenticeships