Master of a Dying Art
Jim Ellis is a master of a dying art. Meet this 80-year-old blacksmith from Cape Cod who is committed to making sure one trade isn’t lost to time. What happens to an occupation like blacksmithing if the next generation doesn’t learn the skills needed to see it survive? What happens to these occupations when the ones who do them move on?
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