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6:10 am on Wednesday May 16, 2012

A look inside the world of Charleston's master craftsmen

Image by Flickr user wwarby The Charleston City Paper's Joshua Curry has produced an engaging feature on the rarely-seen world of the Lowcountry's master craftsmen. Curry introduces us, via photographs and videography, to a handful of artisans and...
4:27 am on Wednesday December 1, 2010

In video: Quintin Middleton, blacksmith of Middleton Made Knives

Image by Jonathon Stout Photography Local photographer and videographer Jonathan Stout caught up with Quintin Middleton, blacksmith of Middleton Made Knives from Saint Stephens, and produced a nice video that profiles Middleton and his craft. Take a...
5:22 am on Wednesday June 24, 2009

Legendary iron worker Philip Simmons passes away (updated)

Image by The Philip Simmons FoundationImage by 20090623-iron.jpg Update at the bottom. Philip Simmons, Charleston's most celebrated blacksmith passed away Monday night, June 22. He was 97. Simmon's wrought iron work can be seen all over the...
1:59 pm on Thursday August 7, 2008

A bit about South Carolina's only master bladesmith

Image by Jason KnightImage by 20080807knife.jpg A bowie knife by Jason Knight. Up the road in Harleyville is South Carolina's only master bladesmith, Jason Knight. He creates handcrafted blades that have won awards from the American Bladesmith...