Stories from the workshops
Barrels and Bread
November 20, 2014
It’s a cold rainy day in Atlantic Canada – a pre-cursor to the winter which has already threatened to arrive with a vengeance several times lately. As I drank my morning coffee today, I looked at the mug I was using and harkened back immediately to a wonderful visit to the Tønnegarden ÉCONOMUSÉE® just outside Bergen, Norway many months ago. Tønnegarden, which means "Barrel Garden”, is a barrel or keg maker, located in Holmefjord, Fusa Municipality where coopering has been evident for decades.
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At the forge in New Brunswick
How does a design go from an idea to an actual creation in a blacksmith's workshop? Watch artisan Paul Fontaine of Heritage Wrought Iron turn an idea into a medieval chandelier at his forge.
February 20, 2013