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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.

 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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