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Pete Sabin

Pete Sabin is an early contributor to The Studio Potter whose article "Some Thoughts on Apprenticeship" is featured in Vol. 1 No. 1, "The First Issue," published in the fall of 1972. 


Apprenticeships for craftsmen, after long neglect, have again become popular as a viable alternative to formal education. In the past, the system provided for the preservation of the craft from one generation to the next, kept the master craftsmen supplied with cheap labor in an always marginal enterprise, and regulated the output of skilled workers according to the natural supply and demand of the market place.
But there are other times when we get really sick and tired, and we turn the radio up loud and get laughing to hell and having a good time with all the stupid things we suddenly realize we've been doing all day.