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Nice Finnish blacksmith film

Here is a really nice film of Finnish blacksmith Jesse Sipola, he has developed a system of using hand held air hammers for fine forging work, particularly faces, it’s a nicely shot and edited film too. Worth double clicking to get full screen. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/32786485 w=400&h=225]Jesse Sipola, Seppä | Blacksmith (2011) from Eero Y on […]

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gorgeous birch bark craftsmanship

Can you imagine what it must feel like peeling the bark from a tree and making it into these.  These gorgeous containers are the work of Jarrod Stone Dahl, they are a traditional basket design made by native Americans around the great lakes. I have admired Jarrod’s work for a while everything he makes from […]

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pottery in Stoke

I am no expert on pottery in Stoke but was just horrified to learn that Wedgwood has moved production to Jakata, Indonesia. Here is a short youtube of the Wedgwood factory “Made in England” 2007 and a longer one of a guy demonstrating throwing. Now listen to BBC Radio Stoke doing a 3 minute feature […]

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throw away your mower and get a scythe

This is a gorgeous hand forged Austrian scythe.   And here is my friend Steve Tomlin and his Austrian partner Christiane Lechner, they are visiting Edale this week en route to the West Country scythe festival next weekend where Christiane will be teaching a masterclass. I have been fancying getting into scything for a while […]

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the last glass eye maker

From The Times online “IN A SMALL room overlooking a quiet North London street, Jost Haas sits in a white coat at a cluttered table, delicately blowing into a glass tube until a ball bubbles out from the end. Using skills unchanged for 170 years, he is making an artificial eye such as those that […]

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