Magical Metalwork

Blacksmith Dale Morse Blacksmithing tools

I recently posted about Virginia’s rapidly expanding Artisan Trail Network. It was an piece about why these trails are important and how to use them. But I have so much more to share from my time on the Smith RiverMonticello and HeART and Soil of the Shenandoah Valley trails.

Blacksmith Dale Morse

So today, a longer look at one artisan studio on the Shenandoah Trail, the blacksmithing workshop of Juried Artisan Dale Morse. Here’s what you’ll find in this video: the delicacy and beauty that can emerge from the primordial ingredients of fire, metal and muscle.

 

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