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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.

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Modern blacksmiths

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.

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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.

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North by Northwest - Jake James Interview on CBC Radio 

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.

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