No hammer shall ring out its joyful song today.
June 24, 2009 12:20 PM Subscribe
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Renowned blacksmith, Phillip Simmons
, of Charleston, SC has died at age 98.
Mr. Simmons was a link to a past that is rapidly vanishing along the South Carolina coast. A man who came up in the apprentice system and worked in the era when blacksmiths were the handymen of their communities, repairing and creating from raw metal the objects of everyday life, through to the present day where his work is now seen as fine art and displayed in galleries and museums.
More information about him and images of his work can be seen at his website
including an interactive map
of where his works can be found.
of him and his works can be found at Charleston Magazine along with an interview
with one few the founders of the foundation attempting to preserve his work.
on his workshop can be found at the National Trust, which is attempting to preserve it.