Hammond, NY, Dec 25, 2012 — 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.