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An apprenticeship programme to become a Sounding Bowl maker runs from our workshop.

Internationally recognised as the first musical instrument to have strings inside the resonant space. Copyrights held by Tobias Kaye mean you will have a protected market for your work once trained.

Could you make one of these?

Due to the increase in demand for Sounding Bowls internationally, the company is training new makers. There are no restrictions in terms of applicants, other than a desire to learn and a willingness to be taught. The successful applicant will have good manual skills a genuine interest in beauty and an ongoing interest in learning and self improvement.

All our pieces are amongst the highest quality wood turning anywhere in the world and the level of concentration and application that goes into each bowl is of the highest order, so the critical factor will be not just the ability to master the most demanding techniques (for instance the base of our bowls is the thickness of a matchstick) … but also the ability to master your own self.

The initial apprenticeship will be determined by the reaching the exacting standards required and it is anticipated that this will be in the region of one year before you are able to make a Sounding Bowl to be proud of. Completion of training lies in your ability to complete one of each of the six types of Sounding Bowl without further assistance and to a standard compatible with our own.

On completion of training you gain a Journeyman Maker’s certificate and will have the option of setting up as a maker under the guidance of Tobias Kaye who also offers to sell everything you make while assisting you in pursuing the highest standards. Alternatively there may be an opportunity to join the team in Tobias’s own workshop where you can expect a long career of the utmost satisfaction, due to not just our increase in demand but because we are the sole providers of these exceptional instruments through our copyright and patent protection. On completion of 200 approved Sounding Bowls your Journeyman Certificate will be transmuted into a Mastership certificate under which you have independent quality control and may take on your own apprentices.

Please send a CV or if you prefer, email to arrange for an initial telephone appointment with Tobias Kaye. Successful applicants will then be expected to attend an interview process.

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