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John Scarlett at work in his shop in Rossie. Photo courtesy John Scarlett
John Scarlett at work in his shop in Rossie. Photo courtesy John Scarlett

Traditional Work: Shaping flowers from steel at a forge in Rossie

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This week, we're revisiting one of our favorite series of stories from the past year: conversations with artisans in the North Country who do traditional work. These are industries, and skills, that have been a way of life in our region for a century and more.

Blacksmith John Scarlett has been operating a forge in Rossie for 30 years.

Scarlett uses fire and metal to create everything from tools to works of art. On the day we visited, he was working on a sculpture of Asian poppies, forged out of steel and copper.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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