HighCast 059 – Steve Hogwood

Steve is an artisan blacksmith and owner of 1910 Ironworks.

Our ability to create, our ability to imagine and to change is embodied in Steve. An ex advertising executive, who was once consumed by the art of consumption now spends his time working metal and producing boutique iron products.

I was lucky to visit his forge. There is something natural about his work, a connection to the world that goes beyond tangible into something almost spiritual. Maybe it’s because the heart of the earth is iron, maybe that the work involves fire, I’m not entirely sure, but the feeling is pervasive and infectious.

Through my conversation with Steve, I learned a lot. I learned that sustainability, artisan is a vocation and a lifestyle. That if you want to do it, Steve is an example of how it can be done, and that, if Steve is any example, it’s truly rewarding.

Another great podcast with another local who is doing his bit to change the world.

Thanks Steve!

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