The Female Blacksmith

By Rob Pointon

The Female Blacksmith

Charis Jones of Sculpted Steel banging out a new set of tongs at the Victorian Forge in Etruria Industrial Museum. Charis drinks tea from a tall ceramic beaker that holds at least a litre. I was surprisingly cold stood next to the fire and my ears still ring after 8 or so hours stood next to her hammering metal against metal.

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