In a smokey shop in Barnstable, Norah Bourbon is doing her best to hold on to the ancient craft of blacksmithing in its simplest form, with hammer, anvil, and a coal-fired furnace. Learning the craft directly with master blacksmiths, she aims to carry on the art for new generations on the Cape who might want to take up hammer.
You can see more of Norah's work on her Instagram feed @NorahBourbon
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