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Hand forged and handmade, a look into the world’s oldest art form

Lissette Vargas

October 27, 2014

It starts off as a flat copper disk. A steady stream of blue and purple fire bursts out of the blowtorch in her hand, melting the solid metal she holds up with tongs. With a heavy hammer she pounds the disk that is slowly forming into a bowl. Dale Beevers, 39, is on her first day on the job at The C...

Girl on Fire

Lissette Vargas

October 24, 2014

During the Iron Age, blacksmiths rapidly moved up the ranks of society due to their important role in village survival. They worked with the fire from a two thousand degree forge to pound iron into working tools needed for a thriving village. Three thousand five hundred years later, the ...

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