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It was an honor to be interviewed by Jim Higgins at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the debut of COPPER IRON AND CLAY: A SMITH’S JOURNEY! He was able to get up to the copper shop shortly before the pandemic really broke out of the box, so we got to hang out in the garage and talk tools. His take on everything was beautifully introspective and I enjoyed this interview immensely – he even grabbed one of my favorite videos on tools for the article! So fun!

“A love of writing and a passion for researching historical lifestyles led Sara Dahmen to an unusual place:

Wearing a protective mask and gloves as she lines a copper pot with molten tin over a searing fire.

“In her new book “Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey” (William Morrow), the Port Washington writer describes how she became a coppersmith and started her line of handcrafted products, House Copper & Cookware. She recounts the history of copper and iron cookware and pottery, and also delves into the sciences behind them.” …


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