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Jake James: blacksmith and artist

I had a great visit with Jake James in his forge and studio in Metchosin recently.  Jake is a blacksmith who moved here from England after apprenticing with a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. I knew I was in the right place because as I approached the barn at the end of a long, tree lined lane I could hear the distinctive sounds of the forge.
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 Besides talking to Jake about how he discovered his passion for metal work and some of the commissions he's worked on for clients also had a chance to see some of his wonderful sculptural pieces in a gallery he's created above the forge.

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