In Mountain View, Arkansas, a talented group of men and women keep the time-honored tradition of metal smithing alive through their daily work at Urban Forge. The process is labor intensive and rewarding in equal measure, producing great works of art forged in fire with attention, sweat and love. “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” illustrates first-hand the process of taking a product from conception to completion, crafting raw material into a final product. The film highlights the tools and techniques that date back centuries, as well as the craftsmanship and dedication it takes to produce these functional works of art. Viewers will experience the pride of craftsmanship and gain an understanding of the importance of keeping a tradition alive, passing it down through generations in both skills and heirlooms.
During the program premiere, viewers will have the opportunity to make a donation to Arkansas PBS to receive hand-forged items including a leaf keychain, wall hooks, a mug stand and mugs, hot dog cooker, fire poker and brook, or a double wood ring.
Support PBS and get a piece of the Forge!
If you enjoy programs like Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry, please join us as an Arkansas PBS member or sustainer. As a thank you for your donation, you can get your own heirloom piece of Urban Forge’s one-of-a-kind artistry. Choose from one of five different hand-crafted items, or receive all five, depending on the size of your gift.
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