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Jake James in the media: tv, video footage, radio interviews, magazine articles, newspaper stories and internet pieces.
Blacksmith Art in Metchosin
Shaw TV Victoria - Nikki Ewanyshyn, February 26, 2013
Shaw TV's Nikki Ewanyshyn meets the Contemporary Blacksmiths at their 2nd "Forge-in" held February 22-24, 2013 in Metchosin, B.C. This new group of blacksmiths have taken their ancient craft and turned it into art. The finished work will be on display at Toronto, Ontario's Pearson International Airport as part of a series of international metalsmithing exhibitions being held in conjunction with Meta-Mosaic, the 42nd annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
CBC All Points West - Jo-Ann Roberts, February 25, 2013
Jake James, Jorgen Harle and Silas Maddox are taking part in the 2nd "Forge-in" of the Contemporary Blacksmiths of the Pacific Northwest in Metchosin, British Columbia. The project they are working on is destined for one of North America's busiest airports.
Forging for art in Metchosin
Goldstream News Gazette - Kyle Wells, February 22, 2013
Some of the Pacific Northwest's top blacksmiths gather in Metchosin this weekend to produce a 9' (3m) metal sculpture for Toronto's Pearson International Airport.
Contemporary Blacksmiths Forge-in video documentary
Monica J Frisell Photography - Monica Frisell, March 1, 2012
In February 2012, Jake and the Contemporary Blacksmiths came together for their first Forge-in, to collaborate on the creation of a gate for the Auburn Adventist Academy. This documentary look into the 2-day hot metal event was shot by Seattle photographer and filmmaker Monica Frisell.
West Shore Artists
WestShore Unlimited TV - WestShore Chamber of Commerce, February 1, 2012
A feature on Jake James and other West Shore artists on the first episode of WestShore Unlimited TV.
Jake James Interview on CBC Radio
Over 20 minutes with an Artist Blacksmith
CBC Radio British Columbia - North by Northwest with Sheryl MacKay, August 7, 2011
Jake talks about all aspects of blacksmithing from the creative process to the technical skills and being part of the community.
Blacksmith hammers away at Metchosin welcome signs
Goldstream News Gazette - Charla Huber, March 24, 2011
Jake James is pounding red hot steel in Metchosin, busily creating functional art for the village core. James is creating two posts resembling Garry oak trees that will hold a commercially made aluminum signs stating "Welcome to Metchosin's village core."
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